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VPN (Virtual Private Network)

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a method for creating a private encrypted connection over the Internet between your computer and Stanford's private network, SUNet. Stanford's VPN allows you to connect to Stanford's network as if you were on campus, making access to restricted services possible.

Learn more

  • See the VPN website for information about using VPN with iOS, Android, or Linux.
  • Two VPN clients are available for Mac: Cisco AnyConnect and the built-in VPN . Cisco AnyConnect  is the recommended VPN client for Mac. The built-in VPN  client provides another option but is more likely to suffer from disconnects.


  • 4.5

System requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.9 and later


  • Faculty, staff, and students.