What about the Cisco AnyConnect client?
- As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021 ITS discontinued use of the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. GlobalProtect is the supported VPN client for faculty, staff, and students.
ITS offers VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to the campus network to all college employees and students. VPN software provides a secure connection between your remote computer and the network and allows your computer to function as if it were actually on campus.
It does not directly connect you to your College-provided computer, nor allow you to access files saved to your computer’s hard drive, however when you are working remotely, VPN allows you to access your shared network drives and some applications that can only be run when connected to the campus network. In addition, VPN is required to access Managed Software Center for ITS managed Windows and Mac computers for faculty and staff.
All Lafayette employees and students must adhere to the Remote Access VPN Policy when using this service.
Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect is Lafayette’s recommended software for connecting to the campus VPN service from your desktop or laptop computer. If you require access to any of the on-campus computing resources that are not available over the public Internet, connecting via GlobalProtect will allow you to access those services.
To Disconnect: Click the GlobalProtect icon in the taskbar and click [Disconnect].
To Disconnect: Click the GlobalProtect icon in the menu bar and click [Disconnect].
To connect to the VPN from a Linux machine, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610)330-5501.
Network shares are only connected automatically when connected to the Lafayette network during the login process.
If you need to connect your to your Samba shares, please visit Accessing Lafayette file shares.