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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides an encrypted connection between your off-campus computer and the campus network. Members of the university community can use our VPN service at no cost to connect to some campus services remotely.

UMass Amherst Information Technology has implemented Global Protect as the UMass Amherst VPN service. 

  • Most faculty and staff already have access to the UMass VPN group.
  • If you have materials that may only be accessed by select individuals, please contact IT User Services at to discuss creating a Restricted VPN Group.
  • Other members of the campus community can request VPN access.
  • Two-step login is required to log in to the VPN service.
  • Free desktop client for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers as well as Android and iOS mobile devices
  • Secure connection to the campus network from off-campus
  • Remote access some campus servers
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