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About the New Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates an encrypted connection between your off-campus computer and the campus network. Members of the university community can use VPN software to connect securely to the campus network from off-campus (e.g., to access some campus servers or online library databases).

Most faculty and staff have access to the the UMass VPN group and can begin connecting to the VPN automatically. If you have materials that may only be accessed by select individuals, please contact the IT Help Center to discuss creating a Restricted VPN Group.


VPN Software & Apps

The Global Protect client is available for Windows and Mac OS computers, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices. It creates a direct connection to VPN from your laptop or desktop computer. The client allows the user to save multiple profiles and provides a seamless connection to VPN, allowing you to access Web pages, remote desktop applications, and other campus resources.

How to install and use the Global Protect client

Network Connect Client is available for Linux computers and creates a direct connection to VPN from your laptop or desktop computer. The Network Connect client provides a seamless connection to VPN, allowing you to access Web pages, remote desktop applications, and other campus resources.
Install & Configure Network Connect VPN Client for Linux (32-bit)

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