MIT has deployed a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to assist MIT clients with connectivity on and off campus. The VPN provides a solution to work through the various port blocks, firewalls and other things that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and administrators have done to protect their clients and prevent spam, virus outbreaks, and other network abuse. These preventative measures often interrupt or prevent legitimate work from happening.
- Helps resolve a number of issues associated with email, calendaring, Windows file sharing, and other network-based applications
- Provides a consistent experience using MITnet regardless of where you are connecting from
IS&T recommends and supports Cisco's AnyConnect VPN, a VPN client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and service will work on Macs running OS X (including 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8), Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8, including 64-bit versions), and Linux.
Accessibility note: Screen reader users must use Internet Explorer to successfully run the web-based VPN service.
Students, faculty, and staff can connect to MIT's VPN by downloading the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.