Virtual Private Networking

Virtual Private Networking

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private network that connects remote sites or users together using virtual connections routed through the Internet. VPNs add a layer of security by encoding the data one computer is sending to another into a form that only the other computer will be able to decode.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) provides encrypted access to University resources from off-campus. Cisco AnyConnect is available for Windows, OS X, iOS, some Linux distributions, and some Android devices.

AnyConnect offers three types of connections:

  • Generic: This group gives access to basic services on campus and can be used by any active faculty, staff, students, and consultants.
  • Employee: This group can only be used by University employees and gives slightly more access than the Generic group.
  • Departmental Groups: Check with your department’s IT Professional to see if you should be using a department-specific groups.

Users with dial-up Internet access or Ethernet (on-campus) connections do not need to use VPN to access MU-specific resources.

There is no monthly charge for VPN service.  Department-specific group setup does incur a one-time setup fee of $110.

 

AnyConnect offers three types of connections:

  • Generic: This group gives access to basic services on campus and can be used by any active faculty, staff, students, and consultants.
  • Employee: This group can only be used by University employees and gives slightly more access than the Generic group.
  • Departmental Groups: Check with your department’s IT Professional to see if you should be using a department-specific groups.

Install the VPN client from anyconnect.missouri.edu.

Install the VPN client from anyconnect.missouri.edu.

For additional assistance, contact Tech Support at 573.882.5000.