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Update on WiscVPN: AnyConnect moves to GlobalProtect on Aug 15 2018

WiscVPN will complete the transition from Cisco AnyConnect to Palo Alto GlobalProtect on August 15.

The new service provides enhanced protection from malicious websites, viruses, and includes advanced threat protection. In addition, all traffic (including browsing, banking, shopping) will now be sent through the campus VPN service when in use. Note: This service does not decrypt SSL-based (sites using https) browser sessions, meaning that your passwords, transactions or account information will not be logged or monitored. The transition is happening in stages:

Regular VPN users: (most people on campus)

Static IP WiscVPN (legacy) users: (static IP users have been receiving information via email)

  • The WiscVPN transition for static IP users to Palo Alto GlobalProtect is scheduled for August 15 between 5-6am.
  • Please continue to connect to WiscVPN Cisco AnyConnect with your static IP until the transition occurs.
  • If you’re unsure if you have a static IP, you can check at WiscVPN Static IP Management.

Departmental VPN users: If you have questions, please reach out to your local IT support.

Learn how to download and install GlobalProtect on your mobile device at WiscVPN Client Transition.

If you have any questions, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.