ITS has implemented a brand new firewall. Along with the firewall comes an improved VPN connection. The instructions for the new VPN can be found in the ITS Knowledge Base. For those of you who have used the VPN in the past, you will find this to be a much improved experience. The old VPN is no longer in service.
For those who don't know, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is used to create a secure connection between your local computer and a remote computer. For example, you might be on your computer at home or at the local coffee shop. You want to access files on the servers here on campus. You would use the VPN to establish a secure connection so you can safely get to your files.