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Networking and Internet

Virtual Private Network

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) builds a data "tunnel" from a public network (e.g. hotel, airport, or coffee shop) to a private network (e.g. USC’s network). When connected to the university’s VPN, you can securely access university resources when you are off campus. The data transmitted through a VPN is encrypted to provide security and protection from unauthorized access or data "snooping.”

KEY FEATURES:

  • Secure access to university resources from off campus
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
  • Multifactor Authentication

REQUIREMENTS:

GETTING STARTED:

  1. Enroll in Multifactor Authentication.
  2. Visit the Software Distribution Site.  NOTE: You will need to use multifactor in order to access the site. 
  3. Follow the prompts to download the software and installation instructions.

MORE INFORMATION:

COST:

  • No charge