IT Rolls Out New VPN for Remote Access Users

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Virtual Private Network (VPN) users can now enjoy the benefits of a faster and more reliable tool. 

After many months of consolidation of the existing VPN at UCSF, the new VPN, known as Junos Pulse, is available for all remote access users (excluding Linux systems).  The existing Campus and Medical Center VPNs will be available until August 31, and all user log-on credentials will remain the same.

For campus users, Junos Pulse replaces the legacy NetworkConnect desktop client.  The new VPN web site is now available at: which replaces the old log-in URL (

Medical Center users can use Junos Pulse instead of the legacy Cisco VPN client, or can connect via the VPN website:

Junos Pulse offers UCSF greater redundancy, improved performance and delivers a stronger encryption standard ensuring greater data security.  As of late June, all IT-managed desktops with the Cisco VPN client have already received the new Junos Pulse client.  Other users may install the agent here.

For those using the Linux system, you may continue connecting to or via NetworkConnect until the new Junos Pulse Linux client becomes available (estimated for late 2015). 

For more information on the new VPN and to get started using it, visit the IT Service Page.

For more campus news and resources, visit Pulse of UCSF.