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What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?
Article: KB0010489 Published: 28-01-2014 Last modified: 13-08-2020

What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and is a way of accessing internal Deakin IT services while ensuring that data is secure when it is being transmitted (e.g. your password, personal details, and/or other information). It cannot be intercepted and used by someone else.

Who should use VPN?

The VPN should be used only when accessing Deakin IT services which are not normally accessible from the Internet (Services such as Deakin email, Deakin Library databases and Deakin's public website can be accessed without the need for the VPN).

The VPN should only be used when accessing the internal IT services from the Internet and should be disconnected at all other times.

What does it cost?

There are no additional charges relating to using the VPN itself, however you still incur your normal ISP connection costs.

How do I connect to the VPN?

Find a VPN installation guide for your computer or mobile device

 


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