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New UNB Virtual Private Network (VPN) now available

Author: IT Service Desk

Posted on Oct 29, 2019

Category: News and Notices

UNB’s new Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution – FortiClient – is now available to faculty, staff and students to download on UNB-owned and personal devices.

Download the new VPN now.   

What is a VPN?

UNB’s VPN provides faculty, staff and students with secure access to the UNB network over the internet, so you can access secure UNB IT services and files even when you’re not on campus.  

Why should I use UNB’s VPN?

  • It’s secure – The VPN adds an extra layer of security to your Wi-Fi connections, making it harder for hackers and cybercriminals to gain access to your device, accounts and information.
  • It’s convenient – Once you have the VPN client downloaded (this is a one-time step), connecting is easy – just enter your UNB login ID and password and you’ll have access to UNB IT resources just as if you were on campus.
  • It’s free –You can use UNB’s secure VPN for free on all your devices as long as you are a faculty, staff or student at UNB.

How do I access the new VPN?

You’ll need to download FortiClient on your device. Setup instructions are available at http://go.unb.ca/vpn.

When will the old VPN stop working?

UNB’s Pulse Secure VPN is being shut down on Nov. 27, 2019. After this date, the Pulse Secure desktop client, mobile app and web app (accessed via the myUNB Portal) will no longer be available.

Learn more

For more information on UNB’s new VPN, visit http://go.unb.ca/vpn.

Category: News and Notices

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Contact: IT Service Desk

Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca