Replace Fortinet VPN client with Cisco AnyConnect for UB VPN

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Published May 18, 2021

If you’re using the previously available Fortinet FortiClient VPN software to access the UB VPN on a personal device, uninstall it by June 14, 2021 and replace it with Cisco AnyConnect, which you can download from the UBIT website.


On UB-owned devices, please use the included Cisco AnyConnect client to access UB’s VPN. The UBIT website has download links and instructions for using the latest version of Cisco AnyConnect.

After June 14, your Fortinet client license will expire and you will no longer be able to use it to access the UB VPN.

The UB VPN is used to securely access certain UB services, such as UBfs and My Virtual Computing Lab, from off campus. Your own Internet connection is required.  

Get help

If you don’t have access to, or have trouble using, Cisco AnyConnect on your UB-owned device, contact your departmental support staff for assistance.

For more help with UB-provided software or getting connected to UB’s networks, including using the UB VPN, contact the UBIT Help Center, online at or by phone at 716-645-3542.