2 minutes to read | Last updated March 11, 2020
Use the following FREE resources to help you protect your data while on the UW network.
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 highly recommended when accessing UW–Madison resources and required when accessing 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
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.
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