VPN: Virtual Private Network

A virtual private network, or VPN, allows a user to create an encrypted tunnel between his/her workstation and a VPN server to ensure that all the traffic between these two points is encrypted and secure.

The university uses a VPN server to:

  • authenticate users to the wireless network
  • give users the ability to access university resources (such as ReservIt, PeopleSoft SA Full Service and Finance, Active Directory shares) from off-campus locations

To use the VPN, a user must have a valid UMassD Logon account (email username and password).

The CITS wireless page provides the information you need to:

For more information, contact: CITS Network & Telecommunications