Virtual Private Network (VPN) (FAQ)

Tags VPN access FAQ
What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN ensures that the data sent and received through an Internet connection is safe and secured and allows for a connection to resources on Drake's network, while working from off-campus.

Who has access to a VPN?

VPN access is available to faculty and staff who have submitted a VPN Access to Drake Network request.

Why do I need one?

When you use the VPN you are virtually connecting to Drake's network from off-campus. It ensures that the data sent and received through an Internet connection is safe and secured and allows for a connection to resources on Drake's network, while working from off-campus.

The VPN allows you to access resources that would normally only be available from on campus including:

  • Pyramid Analytics (continuing current practice)
  • Mapped files including those on Z, P, or T drives

You do not need to use VPN to access myDrake, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, or any other key Drake systems from off-campus.

How do I get help if needed?

Submit a VPN Access to Drake Network service request with a detailed description of the issue you're having and an ITS staff member member will assist you.

Does the VPN automatically connect each time I log in?

No, once the VPN GlobalProtect application is installed, you must connect each time you wish to access Drake's resources from off-campus.

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Article ID: 63503
Created
Thu 10/4/18 1:02 PM
Modified
Mon 7/26/21 8:51 AM