Network and Infrastructure

Campus DAS (Distributed Antenna System)

MIT has partnered with AT&T to build a neutral-host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) on the MIT campus. The DAS is a network of antenna nodes connected to a common radio frequency source via a transport medium that provides improved cellular coverage and capacity within a building.

The DAS is open to all wireless carriers. IS&T is continuously working with wireless carriers to make coverage and capacity improvements on campus.

Touchstone Authentication

MIT Touchstone is the Institute's  single sign-on (SSO) web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated websites and applications using their MIT Kerberos credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials are never passed to the application service.

New in 2024: IS&T has launched a new version of Touchstone, now powered by Okta Identity Engine, a modern, cloud-based and extensible platform.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The remote access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provides added privacy and security for your computing activities as well as the ability to access protected MIT resources that require a MITnet IP address.

The Prisma Access VPN service, a cloud-based VPN offering, provides a secure connection between your computing device and the cloud VPN gateway using the GlobalProtect VPN client.

GlobalProtect replaces MIT’s legacy Cisco AnyConnect client, which has been retired.

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