Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates a secure, encrypted connection between your off-campus computing device (laptop, phone, tablet) and the campus network. There are two ways to connect to VPN, either via the downloadable client or via the web.
Via the Client:
Pulse Secure VPN Client
The VPN client option allows members of the university community who have a NetID to securely access University of Connecticut networks and provides full service access to network resources similarly to being on campus. The client needs to be installed on your workstation. This is the recommended method of connecting to the VPN.
To connect using this method on Windows, Mac, Linux, or a Mobile device, please see the Connect via the VPN Client page.
Via the Web:
Web Access Proxy (Web VPN)
Web Access Proxy (Web VPN) is a service which allows a client to access on-campus resources (e.g., file servers, terminal services) via a secured connection.
The Web VPN option allows users to access such resources remotely after using their NetID to authenticate to the portal.
To connect using this method, please see the Connect via the Web page.