The bSecure Remote Access VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, using the Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect software, allows CalNet ID–authenticated users to securely access the UC Berkeley network from outside of campus as if they were on campus and encrypts the information sent through the network.
- Split Tunnel is the default and is used to allow users to access on-campus resources. When using the split tunnel option, any traffic meant for destinations on campus will go through the GlobalProtect client and VPN tunnel. However, traffic meant for other sites like Google will not use the VPN tunnel.
- Full Tunnel (listed as “Library Access and Full Tunnel”) directs all traffic, regardless of the destination, through the GlobalProtect client and VPN tunnel. All client traffic is routed through the campus network with an IP address associated with the campus. This is most commonly used if you are accessing a resource that is licensed for UC Berkeley, such as journals licensed through the library only for campus users.
- Restricted Tunnel is a future service that will be limited to people people that need access to sensitive systems and data. It will have increased monitoring, and will utilize many of the advanced security features of the Palo Alto Networks firewalls.
The bSecure VPN service is a collaboration between Network Operations and Information Security and Policy.