Virtual Private Network (VPN)
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. It allows Wesleyan users to connect to the Wesleyan network from off-campus with a secure connection so the data being accessed is protected. The systems that require use of VPN for access from off-campus are marked within the Portfolio.
The Cisco VPN Client is available for download at https://webvpn.wesleyan.edu.
For Mac OS version, click "Apple" menu and select "About This Mac."