Networks & Connectivity

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN is a secured private network connection built on top of publicly accessible infrastructure.

The VPN managed by Information Technology Services (IT Services) provides an alternative to using the proxy server for remote access to campus resources, as well as a secure method to authenticate to the campus wireless network.

Available to


  • Gain access to restricted resources when you are away from UCLA, including departmental servers, databases and campus applications.
  • Have assurance that information transmitted between your computer and the UCLA network is secured through encryption.
  • Increase security when connecting to the internet through a public wireless network (such as in a coffee shop or an airport terminal) by using the IT Support Center's Cisco VPN client.

Getting Started

Visit the IT Support Center's Virtual Private Networking page for more detailed information. 

Please note: Only currently enrolled students and active faculty and staff can access the Campus VPN.