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New UNB Virtual Private Network (VPN) available starting October 30

Author: tidBiTS

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

Category: News , General Interest , IT Announcements

On Oct. 30, UNB’s current Virtual Private Network (VPN), Pulse Secure, is being replaced with a new VPN solution – FortiClient – that is more reliable, stable and secure.

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 once available?

You’ll need to download FortiClient on your device. Setup instructions will be available on the ITS website starting Oct. 30.

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

Get full details on UNB’s new VPN.