What is VPN?
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private communication network. VPN is used to establish a secure connection between a computer that is not on the VIU network (e.g. your home computer) and the VIU network using the Internet.
What can the VIU VPN be used for?
- Provide access to your U: drive
- Provide access to shared network drives
- Provide access to restricted VIU websites without the use of a proxy server
- To connect your home version of Microsoft® Outlook® with the VIU Exchange servers to allow for access to your email without using a web browser.
How do I request or access this service?
If you have an Employee Account you can access this service.
Who can use this service?
Where can I find out more information about this service?
When is this service available?
Support for this service is available: M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
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