When using the VPN, all traffic is routed through the WPI network via a secure encrypted tunnel. This allows secure access to on-campus systems, as well as protecting against insecure network connections such as unencrypted public WiFi. The system accessing on-campus resources using VPN must meet specific requirements for Windows, Macintosh OS X, and Linux devices.

As with all network resources, VPN usage is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Violations of the AUP could result in VPN privileges being revoked. 

VPN is required for certain WPI resources. WPI has two VPN clients for our community, but recommend the GlobalProtect client for all.


Employees, including Faculty and Staff, can use either the Pulse Secure client or the GlobalProtect Client


Students may use the GlobalProtect client.