What is VPN?

Virtual Private Network software, commonly referred to as VPN, protects users on unsecured networks by encrypting data communicated over the Internet. VPN is a utility that Wake Forest uses to provide users with a secure and convenient way to access campus resources when they are away from campus.

Use of VPN is recommended anytime students, faculty, or staff use an insecure or unknown WiFi network connection or even when at home in order to link them to campus.

Connecting to VPN using Cisco AnyConnect

You will be required to use the Cisco AnyConnect v4.6.03049 client, or newer, and have Google 2-Step Verification enabled on your @wfu.edu Google account. You will also need to be using the newest version of Cisco AnyConnect on your mobile devices (available via the App Store or Google Play Store).

VPN - Accessing resources in countries with Internet restrictions

A process has been developed to assist you in preparing for travel to countries where access to Google and other resources is restricted. As of December 2018, this list includes China, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Click here for more information.