Virtual Private Network (VPN) creates a private encrypted connection over the Internet between a single host and Stanford's private network, SUNet. Stanford's VPN service allows any Stanford affiliate with an active SUNet ID to connect to the campus from any available network connection almost anywhere.
Yes. This release now offers support for use on 64-bit versions of Vista and Windows 7 Windows XP (32-bit only), Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), and Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) VPN Client (v5.0.07.0290).
The Windows software download can be found on the Cisco VPN Client Downloads and Resources page. There is a single client for Windows XP (32-bit only), Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit), and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit).
The SSL VPN Client is compatible.
Re-installing the Cisco VPN client might allow you to make a successful connection.
You can download the VPN client from http://vpn.stanford.edu/.
As with Cisco VPN, SSL VPN creates a secure Internet connection between the host and Stanford's network. Establishing a connection through either method provides an IP address in the same range, so existing firewall rules set up to allow traffic from the public VPN IP range will also work with SSL VPN.
Reasons to use SSL VPN instead of the Cisco IPSec VPN include:
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides an alternative to the traditional Cisco IPSec VPN.
The SSL VPN client supports the following operating systems, browsers, and Java environments:
In Windows, right-click the padlock icon in the system tray and click Disconnect. Then, right-click the padlock icon again and click Exit.
In Mac OS X, in the VPN Client window, click the Disconnect button. Or, from the Connection Entries menu, click Disconnect.
Incorporating VPN, Workgroup Manager, and Firewall services, the SUNAC service provides an additional degree of authentication based on a user's SUNet ID providing granular access to local departmental resources, something not possible with the current Public VPN.
To log in:
Ensure that you are logged on to Public VPN and authenticated at the SUNAC web page. The SUNAC web page maintains security between SUNAC and the end user. A user can open another browser tab or second window to browse elsewhere but the SUNAC page must remain open.
No, because Virtual Private Network (VPN) is required for SUNAC. VPN is a remote access technology that creates a private connection over the Internet between a single host and Stanford's private network, SUNet.
The only secure aspect of the VPN connection is from your local computer to the VPN concentrator. Once you have been assigned a Stanford IP address, your system is on the university network and vulnerable to viruses and exploits.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a remote access technology that creates a secure connection over the Internet between a single host, such as a faculty or staff member's home computer, and a private network, such as SUNet.
The major benefit of the VPN is to provide users with a Stanford IP address, thereby making access to restricted services possible. Examples include:
No. The major benefit from using the VPN is that it assigns users a Stanford IP address, thereby giving them access to University services restricted to systems with Stanford IP addresses. Subscribers to Earthlink, Comcast, SBC DSL, and other ISPs will benefit from using the VPN.
The warning, 'The client did not match the firewall policy configured on the central site VPN device. Cisco Systems Integrated Client Firewall should be enabled or installed on your computer,' can safely be disregarded.The integrated firewall component of the VPN client is not installed on Vista. This should not effect the ability to use the VPN connection.