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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A virtual private network allows you to access certain UB IT services that are normally only available on campus. Find out when you need to use one.

Choose the VPN You Need

For Non-Administrative Connections to UB Services:

  • Off Campus: Use the VPN client AnyConnect by Cisco when connecting from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), such as Time Warner or Verizon, when a UB service expects you to have a UB IP (Internet Protocol) address. You need this, for example, if you attach directly the the UB file system (UBfs) or use iprint anywhere. This product does not work with administrative systems at UB.
  • On Campus: Use UB_Secure Wi-Fi instead of a VPN client. UB_Secure encrypts all network traffic from your device to UB, including your login and transmitted data. You can also connect securely using ResNet in the residence halls and campus apartments instead.

For Administrative Connection to HUB with Admin VPN:

Connect to HUB using 2 layers of security if you are pre-approved to have administrative access.

Admin VPN encrypts network traffic to the HUB from on campus and network traffic destined for UB networks from off campus.

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