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VPN Connections

Description: VPN is a virtual private network connection that lets any student, faculty, or staff member, access campus resources from any remote computer that has an Internet connection, once the appropriate client software has been installed.  A VPN connection creates an encrypted secure tunnel from the client to the VPN concentrator installed at the edge of the campus network.  This secure tunnel allows the user to check e-mail, pass data files back and forth, and perform other transactions as if they were actually on the campus without the fear of the data being exploited while traveling over the Internet.  This type of connection has the additional benefit of allowing authenticated access through various electronic filters on the campus designed to prevent external attacks on UTA network resources.

Available To:

  • Vendors
  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Retirees
  • Visitors and Guests
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

System requirements: Linux, Windows, Mac

How to Get:

We are not able to troubleshoot network configuration settings that might prevent clients from successfully using VPN outside of the UTA environment. For problems with your private network, please contact the network service provider.

You will need the following in order to use the VPN services:

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