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ITS for Faculty and Staff


Virtual Private Network Access

Coastal Carolina University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows the user to securely connect to the University's network resources from off campus. VPN is intended for, but not limited to, those who need secured access to campus resources, sensitive systems and files in network folders. VPN access is an excellent alternative to taking sensitive data off campus.

How to obtain VPN access

The prospective VPN user completes the online VPN request form. Once the form is completed, the user's supervisor will need to approve the VPN request through email. Once the request is approved, ITS will contact the user within three business days to assist in setting up VPN access.

VPN Software Agreement

Please read the following agreement before installing the VPN software.

By installing this VPN software I agree to:

  • Abide by Coastal Carolina University's Security Policy and the University Computer Usage Policy.
  • Ensure that VPN is used from an appropriately secured computer.
  • Make sure that anti-virus software is installed and up-to-date on my computer.
  • Make sure all operating system patches have been installed and are up-to-date on my computer.
  • Not share copyrighted material on my computer (check peer-to-peer software settings).
  • Not share VPN software or any associated credentials with anyone.
  • Remove VPN software before transferring possession of any computer on which the software has been installed.

VPN Usage Notes

It is highly recommended that the VPN software be installed on a Coastal Carolina University-owned computer. While usage on non-University employee-owned computers is allowed, it is not supported by ITS. VPN use on public and non-employee-owned computers is prohibited.

Coastal Carolina University is not responsible for software issues on personally-owned computers as a result of the VPN installation. Other software on personally-owned computers may interfere with the performance of the VPN software. The employee will assume responsibility for any issues resulting from the installation of the VPN software.

For optimal performance of the VPN software, the user should have high speed internet access (cable modem or DSL). Dial-up internet service is not recommended.

If your default printer is located on campus and you are connected to VPN, all print jobs will be sent to the default printer on campus, unless otherwise specified.