Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Securely connect to the University network when off-campus
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a service that allows you to connect to the University's network when you are not on campus. There are certain applications managed by the University that are limited to the University's network. To access these applications when you are off campus you will need to use VPN.
The University's VPN uses encryption technologies that enable data to be transmitted securely. Use VPN any time you are working on a computer using a shared, public internet connection (e.g. a coffee shop, hotel room) and are handling information you wish to be secure.
- Provides increased privacy and security
- Enables access to some restricted U of M applications