A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a way to use public telecommunications, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure and private access to the campus network.
To access the CSULA VPN, you need to download and install the client software. The purpose of this website is to guide you through that process.
But first, please be aware of these considerations:
- Only install the VPN software on your off-site computer if you have broadband service.
- An active firewall on your off-site computer may need to be configured to grant access to the running VPN application.
- While connected to the campus, all of your traffic will pass through the campus network (including Internet).
- With VPN, users can remotely access the full Outlook functionality. Those who do not require access to the full Outlook can use Outlook Web Access (OWA) without the need of VPN.
- To help protect your off-site computer and our campus network, we strongly recommend using and regularly updating antivirus software on your off-site computer.
- If your off-site computer is connected to a LAN (Local Area Network), access to other computers, printers, and other peripherals on the LAN will be unavailable while the VPN Client is active. Consequently, any shared resources (such as file shares or local printer shares) configured on your off-site computer will not be accessible to other computers on the LAN. As soon as you disconnect your VPN session, all the resources on your LAN will be available again.
If you have questions or need assistance installing or using the CSULA VPN Client, please call the ITS Help Desk at (323)-343-6170.