ITS switches to new VPN server

SMU Information Technology Services has established a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) service called securenet.smu.edu, now available for use. The vpn.smu.edu service will be decommissioned on Sept. 29.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) provides a secure connection to the SMU network through an established DSL or cable modem connection with an outside Internet Service Provider (ISP). The VPN connection provides access to secure SMU network resources such as departmental drives and applications hosted on the campus intranet.

There are two methods for establishing the VPN connection: browser based and client based. Users can link to securenet.smu.edu through their web browsers and log in with their SMU user names and passwords. The traffic within that browser window only will be routed through the VPN connection.

To use the VPN client, download AnyConnect from securenet.smu.edu (log in with your SMU user name and password and click “AnyConnect” in the left navigation). Once a session is established, all traffic will be routed through the secure VPN connection. This client replaces the Windows VPN client and offers the same functionality.

Contact the ITS Help Desk at 8-4357 with any questions on the new service.

Read the details on the VPN migration
Take a brief tutorial on the new VPN solution

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