UCLA IT Services — Network Services will be performing maintenance to the Campus VPN on Sunday, September 19, from 0600-1300. An additional campus VPN (stssl.vpn.ucla.edu) will be implemented that will provide a split tunnel, encrypting only UCLA-bound traffic. The current campus VPN (ssl.vpn.ucla.edu) will remain in use; however, intermittent connectivity to the campus VPN service can be expected during the maintenance window.
The current campus VPN (ssl.vpn.ucla.edu) will continue to provide a "Tunnel All," which encrypts all network traffic. This is a more secure VPN, recommended when handling sensitive data and downloads, or when connecting to open/unsecured public networks (e.g., at an airport, coffee shop, or library). This VPN should also be used to access digital resources licensed by the UCLA and UC Library systems.
The new campus VPN (stssl.vpn.ucla.edu) will provide a "Split Tunnel," encrypting only UCLA-bound traffic and allowing users to securely access UCLA resources (applications, servers, restricted IPs, etc.). Connections to non-UCLA traffic resources on the internet (such as Zoom, Box, Slack, Office 365, etc.) will not be encrypted. This VPN is less secure, as only UCLA destined network traffic will be encrypted, but provides better performance and faster connectivity for non-UCLA traffic. It's recommended when connected to a secure network (e.g., your home or office.).
Further details regarding the Campus VPN and instructions to connect can be found on the Virtual Private Network Clients page. If you have any questions or experience any difficulties outside of the maintenance window, please contact IT Services at (310) 267-HELP (4357), visit 124 Kerckhoff Hall, or email [email protected].