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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted July 31, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Network Security Updates

VPN Software Update

Effective Date: August 2, 2017

GlobalProtect establishes a secure connection to the Wheaton College resources from off-campus. If you work from off-campus, learn more about how to use VPN to securely connect from off-campus here.

The College's virtual private network (VPN) software, GlobalProtect, will be updated on August 2.

If you already use GlobalProtect to establish a VPN connection, you will be prompted to update this software the next time you connect.

Key Benefits and Features

This GlobalProtect (VPN) software update provides:

  • Bug fixes that resolve issues for both Windows and macOS computers
  • Improved security
  • Feature enhancements

Impact on College Community

If you use GlobalProtect to establish a VPN connection to the campus network, you will be prompted to update this software the next time you connect after August 2. The update will install automatically after you select "Yes." After this update, you will be able to connect using VPN as before. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).