Setting up your Windows computer to use VPN

This document addresses questions about VPN technology, and how to set up your Windows notebook to use it.

How does the VPN software work?

The VPN client software installed on a workstation makes a special connection with a VPN server. All network communication is encrypted, then filtered through the VPN server, making it virtually impossible for hackers to obtain sensitive information in-transit.

A VPN connection is required to access network shares as well as some university systems from off-campus locations.

Installing and Configuring VPN for Windows

First you must download the VPN client software for your computer. Visit the link below, and click the download link for Check Point Endpoint Security VPN for Windows.

Then open the instructions below, and follow the procedure in the order described.

If you have questions about any of the set up procedures, or cannot complete them successfully on your own, please contact the appropriate group below.