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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. 

Two-step login, also known as Multifactor Authentication (MFA), is required to log in to UMass Amherst’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. Learn how to set up Two-step login.

  • 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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