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Clark University's Remote Access Policy

What is the purpose of this policy?

The purpose of this policy is to state the requirements for remote access to computing resources hosted at Clark University using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology.

What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

In order to access computing resources hosted at Clark University from off-campus, use of our Virtual Private Network is required. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secured private network connection built on top of a public network, such as the Internet. A VPN provides a secure encrypted connection or tunnel over the Internet between an individual computer (such as a computer off campus) and a private network (such as Clark’s). Use of a VPN allows members of the Clark University community to securely access Clark University network resources as if they were on the campus.

* Get Connected with the VPN

Get more information about how to use the VPN and login with your Clark credentials to download the directions and installer files.

Who can use the VPN?

All Clark University students, employees, and authorized third parties (customers, vendors, etc.) may utilize the benefits of the VPN to access Clark University computing resources to which they have been granted access. In order to use the VPN, you need a connection to the Internet from your off-campus location. Clark does not provide you with an Internet connection, your Internet Service Provider does. While dialup Internet connections can utilize a VPN connection, performance is very slow and is not recommended or supported.

What are the "terms of use" associated with remotely connecting to Clark resources and using VPN?

1. It is the responsibility of all Clark University employees, students, and authorized third parties with VPN privileges to ensure that unauthorized users are not allowed access to internal University networks and associated content.

2. All individuals and machines, while using Clark's...