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How to securely connect to the UW network

 2 minutes to read | Last updated Feb 11, 2017

Use the following FREE resources to help you protect your data while on the UW network.

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Stay virus-free

Use Symantec Endpoint Protection (Antivirus) to protect against and remove existing viruses and malware.

Get the software

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Safeguard valuable information

Find it. Delete it. Protect it. Use Identity Finder to locate and protect your restricted data.

Get Identity Finder

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Protect yourself on open networks with VPN

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and enables you to send and receive data across public networks securely.

VPN is also needed to access restricted campus resources when you are using a remote connection such as private DSL or Cable Modem service, a hotel or airport connection, etc. VPN service is free. You will need to download a client (Windows and Macintosh versions available) and install it. More info about VPN


More resources

DoIT also offers a variety of remote connection methods for workgroups and departments including a LAN-to-LAN VPN and a Dedicated Circuits service. If you have questions about group remote access, contact the Help Desk at 608-264-HELP or visit us online.

Still have questions?

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