The Virtual Private Network (VPN) assists MIT clients with connectivity on and off campus. IS&T recommends and supports Cisco's AnyConnect VPN, a VPN client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations.
Benefits and key features
- 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
- Provides a solution to work through the various port blocks and firewalls that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and administrators have built that often interrupt or prevent legitimate work from happening
Accessibility note: Screen readers 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 and connecting to vpn.mit.edu.