1051 NW 14th St., Suite 165
(UM mail routing R-26)
Miami, FL 33136
Hours: 830am - 500pm, M-F
Help Desk: 305-243-5999
General fax: 305-243-6417
Admin. fax: 305-243-2622
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) services
What is it?
Virtual Private Networking is a technology that uses encryption to create a secure connection across an unsecured public network like the Internet. VPN connections allow safe remote access a secure private network (such as the Medical Center network).
For security reasons, some of our applications can only be accessed from off-campus locations, or over the campus wireless network, via a VPN connection. (If you are on campus using the wired network this is not necessary.)
Once the connection is established, your computer is considered a member of the medical campus network. You can then run your applications as you normally would, as securely as if you were on campus.
Medical Information Technology's supported VPN option is called Secure Gateway. It is "client-less" -- meaning it requires no installation of a computer program on your device. It works from almost any computer on which you can run a browser (such as Internet Explorer or Safari). It is particularly suitable when you are using a "borrowed" computer.
Contact the Medical Information Technology Help Desk.