VPN: What should I do to secure my home computer or personal laptop before connecting to the VPN?
Before conncting to the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN), please update the operating system and anti-virus software on your home computer or personal laptop.
- Update the operating system. New security concerns develop frequently. Mac and Microsoft updates are free to download:
Windows OS Updates: http://update.microsoft.com/
(Please note: The Microsoft Update site will immediately scan your machine and prompt you to install any missing updates. Click the "Install" button when prompted.)
Mac OS Updates: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/
- Install and update anti-virus software. Viruses can corrupt your data or slow down your network. There are many anti-virus software applications available. Two anti-virus software applications that are free to download include:
AVG for Windows: http://free.avg.com/
ClamXav for Mac: http://www.clamxav.com/