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
- Go to the Pulse Secure download page .
- Download the version of Pulse Secure for your operating system.
Note: The FAQ has supported operating systems listed.
Open the client installer file then click Run at the prompt.
At the "Ready to install Pulse Secure" screen, click Install. Click Yes to the User Access Control message.
At the end of installation, a window will appear on top of the screen below. Simply wait until the window disappears, then click Finish.
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.
Enter the information below on the "Add Connection" prompt then click Add.
Type: Policy Secure (UAC) or Connect Secure (VPN)
Name: VUIT SSL VPN
Server URL: vpn.vanderbilt.edu
Connect to VPN
Click Connect on your new connection.
The VPN access policy will display next. Read the policy and click Proceed.
Enter your VUnetID and ePassword at the prompt. Click Connect. It is recommended not to check the "Save settings" option for security reasons.
Enter your secondary password from Multi-factor Authentication and click Connect.
It will take a few seconds to connect.
You should be connected. To verify, check for the Pulse Secure icon in the system tray.
To disconnect from Pulse Secure, click on the application window and click Disconnect.
Alternately, right-click the system tray icon, select the VPN connection, and click Disconnect.
Disabling Pulse Secure Autostart
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.
Click the Startup tab. Click on Pulse Secure User Interface, then click the Disable button.
Click X to exit.