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

  • 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