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Remote Access - SSL VPN

As of March 18, 2019, Duo Multi-Factor Authentication is required to use the Pulse VPN service. 
For more information and to enroll in Duo, please visit:    Multi-Factor Authentication

Are you a VUMC employee?  Visit the  VUMC VPN web page .

Service Description

Security Operations has implemented an SSL VPN solution to help meet the remote access needs of Vanderbilt faculty and staff. This service is used to help preserve data confidentiality and integrity when transmitted across the Internet.  The solution allows you to connect to the Vanderbilt network via a VPN client software or web browser capable of using SSL encryption. The SSL VPN allows access to Vanderbilt systems and computing resources with an internet connection in a safe and secure fashion.

The Pulse Secure VPN client is now available to all Vanderbilt faculty and staff. You no longer need to request a VPN account unless you are a Linux user .


  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10*, and macOS 10.9 and higher - Use the Pulse Secure client.
  • Linux - Use the Network Connect VPN client.
  • macOS 10.8 and older, Windows Vista, and Windows XP are not supported.


Service Charges or Fees

There are no fees for this service. 

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What is the operating system of your computer?

Windows 7
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 10

Pulse Secure
(for Windows)

Contact your 
Local IT Support Provider

macOS 10.15 and higher

Pulse Secure
(for Macintosh)

macOS 10.14 and below
Windows Vista and XP

Not Supported


Network Connect


Not Supported


Network Access

Service Category

End-Point Computing