VPN Access Request

Access login to the CCNY VPN Access Request Form (Login Required)

Introduction

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) provide easy access from the Internet to a private network and its internal resources. VPN security is only as strong as the methods used to authenticate the users (and the devices) at the remote end of the VPN connection. A Chairperson, Dean or Vice President must give their approval by email for the request to be granted.

Unguarded computing habits can lead to malware infections potentially resulting in a multitude of detrimental effects, from the widespread exposure of sensitive information stored on the device, to compromising the performance and security of the entire City College network environment.

Following the precautionary policies, guidelines, recommendations and instructions outlined below, along with using a VPN, will help minimize security risks and ensures that you conform to CCNY/CUNY’s information security policies. Review policies on the websites listed below.

It is critical that your computer has the most recent security patches for your operating systems. Visit update Microsoft for Windows OS system updates or Apple support for MAC OS system updates. Anti-virus software MUST be installed with the latest definition file and updates (i.e.: McAfee virus scan, Norton anti-virus, AVG, Avast, etc.).

If you need help ensuring that your computer meets these requirements, please contact the Service Desk in NAC 1/301, call (212) 650-7878 or email the servicedesk@ccny.cuny.edu .