A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a method of securing internet communications between your computer and a VPN gateway on the University network.
This not only hides passwords from an eavesdropper, but also provides a degree of privacy, since it hides the content of your data.
A VPN is particularly useful if you access the University network from home, a business trip, a conference or other non-work location using the public internet, or from the University wireless network.
It may also provide access to University resources normally inaccessible from outside of the University's network.
Using a VPN client is also strongly recommended when accessing the University network through the unsecure wireless network, central, as it will protect the privacy of your data.
This article was published on Jun 22, 2011