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SSL VPN Pulse Secure for Windows

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


You no longer need to request a VPN account to use Pulse Secure.

You will need administrative rights/privileges for the program installation on your machine. Consult your Local IT Support Provider if you do not have admin access to your computer.

Download the program

Note: The FAQ has supported operating systems listed.


Open the client installer file then click Run at the prompt.

Click Next.

Pulse Secure Installation

At the "Ready to install Pulse Secure" screen, click Install. Click Yes to the User Access Control message.

Pulse Secure Installation

At the end of installation, a window will appear on top of the screen below. Simply wait until the window disappears, then click Finish.

Pulse Secure Installatioin

Set Up Your Connection

After the software is installed, set up your VPN connection.

Open Pulse Secure. You can go to Start , then type Pulse Secure . For Windows 8.1 and 10, you can right-click the icon and click "Pin to Start" or "Pin to Taskbar."

Click the + to add a new connection.

Pulse Secure Setup

Enter the information below on the "Add Connection" prompt then click Add.

Type: Policy Secure (UAC) or Connect Secure (VPN)
Server URL:

Pulse Secure setup - VU

Connect to VPN

Click Connect on your new connection.

Connect to VPN

The VPN access policy will display next. Read the policy and click Proceed.

Connect to VPN

Enter your VUnetID and ePassword at the prompt. Click Connect. It is recommended not to check the "Save settings" option for security reasons.

Connect to VPN

Enter your secondary password from  Multi-factor Authentication  and click Connect.

  1. secondary password

It will take a few seconds to connect.
Connect to VPN

You should be connected. To verify, check for the Pulse Secure icon in the system tray.

Connect to VPN

To disconnect from Pulse Secure, click on the application window and click Disconnect.

Disconnect from VPN

Alternately, right-click the system tray icon, select the VPN connection, and click Disconnect.

Disconnect from VPN

Disabling Pulse Secure Autostart

Windows 7

Go to Start. In the search bar, type "msconfig", then hit enter.

Click on Startup and deselect Pulse Secure.

Click Apply , then OK .

Windows 8.1 and 10

Go to Start , then type " Task Manager ".

Click on More Details if you see the screen below.

Task Manager

Click the Startup tab. Click on Pulse Secure User Interface, then click the Disable button.

Task Manager

Click X to exit.