The Office of Information Technology, in providing better service to the University community, will be securing some of its services so they can only be used by computers on the Huston-Tillotson Network. That means those services will not be available through Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from off-campus, but instead through the Huston-Tillotson Virtual Private Network (VPN). In addition to configuring some software, VPN users will need to use their Huston-Tillotson University username and password.
What software do I need to use the VPN, and where can I obtain it?
Connecting to the VPN Server requires a piece of software called a VPN client. VPN clients are available for all major operating systems. The Cisco VPM client is a third-party software program that needs to be installed on a users computer in order to use the Huston-Tillotson University Network from off-campus. The Cisco VPN client, along with allowing users to connect to VPN server, also encrypts the communications. The IT office supports the Cisco VPN client.
To download the Cisco VPN client please login to myHTU and then proceed to the Software Downloads section of the IT site.