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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted October 15, 2018 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Updates

VPN Software Update

Effective Date: October 18, 2018

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 October 18.

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 October 18. 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).