The University of Texas at Austin

Virtual Private Network

Overview

The VPN provides a secure connection to campus from any computer that has an Internet connection. Students, faculty and staff can use the VPN to check email, access a personal directory on a departmental server, access network shares, print to campus printers, and more.

Features

  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client client for Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Mobile Device users.
  • Enables connections to your desktop Exchange client to read email stored on a campus Exchange email server.
  • Connect to a mapped drive, personal folder, departmental services on the network, and print from off-campus.
  • Protect transmissions between your home computer and the UT network from being intercepted and read by someone on the Internet.
  • VPN Private groups allows department network TSCs to grant off-campus access to members of their private groups using TSC utilities.
  • Accessing the campus network from home instead of driving in can save between 0.6 and 1 pound of carbon emissions for each mile you would have traveled.
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Cost

The VPN solution is available at no cost to UT students, faculty, staff, and official visitors.

We Can Help

Get help from an expert at the ITS Help Desk!

* Call us at 512-475-9400

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We also have a walk-in service in the first floor lobby of the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Stop by and let us help you!