Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) securely connects faculty, staff, and contract employees to the Texas State network through an encrypted connection.
- Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students (in specific classes)
- Where to use: Windows and Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices; online
- Cost: Free
Texas State's VPN allows you to remotely connect to several important IT services:
- Banner Admin
- DEV or QUAL Environments
- Remote Desktop Connection (to connect to and operate your work computer remotely)
- SAP Business Client
- Software Center
- UDrive and Department Share Drive
Note: Many Texas State IT services are in the cloud and thus do not require VPN, such as Canvas, Office 365 and Zoom. Check out ITAC's VPN support page for more.