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University Technology Services


Networking and Internet

Virtual Private Network

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) builds a data "tunnel" from a public network (e.g. hotel, airport, or coffee shop) to a private network (e.g. USC’s network). When connected to the university’s VPN, you can securely access university resources when you are off campus. The data transmitted through a VPN is encrypted to provide security and protection from unauthorized access or data "snooping.”

KEY FEATURES:

  • Secure access to university resources from off campus
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
  • Multifactor Authentication

REQUIREMENTS:

GETTING STARTED:

  1. Enroll in Multifactor Authentication.
  2. Once enrolled in Multifactor Authentication, you will need to download the VPN by going to my.sc.edu.
  3. Click on the Faculty/Staff tab.
  4. Choose Purchase computer software.
  5. Log in with your VIP ID and password.
  6. Under Software for Work, choose Security, then Juniper VPN, and select Juniper VPN (Faculty/Staff).
  7. Follow the prompts to access the VPN.

MORE INFORMATION:

COST:

  • No charge