The Virtual Private Network (VPN) assists 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.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates

Benefits and key features

  • Resolves a number of issues associated with email, calendaring, Windows file sharing, and other network-based applications.
  • Provides a consistent and secure experience using MITnet regardless of your location.
  • Works through 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.

Getting started