Using the MIT VPN

Connecting to MITNet from Off-Campus Using MIT VPN (Virtual Private Network)

When do I need to use the MIT VPN?

You will need to use the MIT VPN If you want to connect from off-campus, or from your home computer to:

  • PowerFAIDS
  • Brio-Query
  • SAP
  • Data Warehouse
  • MIT Fileservers
  • Remotely connect to your office computer.

Note: An MIT VPN connection is NOT necessary for Email, Calendaring, or publicly viewable MIT Websites.

The MIT VPN is accessible via Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, a VPN client that works on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware configurations

Cisco’s AnyConnect is already installed on all DUE/DSL Laptops.

If you wish to connect to any of the applications or servcies listed above from a non-MIT/home computer, you need to install Cisco AnyConnect VPN on your computer.

Where to obtain Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Cisco AnyConnect VPN is available via the MIT IS&T Software Grid. Cisco AnyConnect VPN

Instructions for installing and using Cisco AnyConnect VPN can be found here: