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VPN Service Transition Overview

Welcome to the VPN Transition web page. Here you can find information to both prepare you for the transition to the GlobalProtect VPN service and guide you through the steps to use it successfully.

What is Changing

Beginning June 23, 2020, GlobalProtect will replace three existing VPN services—built-in VPN clients, Cisco AnyConnect, and Pulse Secure SSL VPN. This change will:

Please note: this change does not impact the web proxy employed by specific user groups. Additionally, Feinberg built-in VPN users are not currently affected by this change.

What to Expect

Northwestern IT has partnered with local IT support in schools and departments to assist in notifying students, faculty, and staff about the availability of the new VPN service and to encourage its use when connecting to the internet from off-campus.

Important Dates

How to Prepare

Using Multi-factor Authentication

Download and Install

Connect From Off-Campus






Last Updated: 26 April 2021

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