The Remote Access VPN (Virtual Private Network) service is designed to allow CalNetID authenticated users to connect to the UC Berkeley network from outside of campus, as if they were on campus, and encrypts the information sent to the network.
When you use a VPN connection, it appears to systems on campus that you are also on campus - you will have a UCB IP address instead of the one you have at home (through your Internet Service Provider). The VPN offers a way for authorized users to 'tunnel' in to the campus network, to access UCB resources normally not available from home machines, bypassing any port blocking at the campus border. Note: traffic is encrypted from your workstation through the network to the VPN concentrator hardware at UCB, but at that point the traffic is un-encrypted and sent out over the campus network. (If you are using software like ssh, your traffic on the campus network remains encrypted.)
Cisco VPN Client Installation
The Standard installer files are located in the AnyConnect-4.1.02011 directory. Click on the link for your OS platform in the table below, and then click on the AnyConnect-4.1.02011 directory link. Reference the download Descriptions in the table below for the name of the file for your OS platform.
Advanced: For experienced users who need to access additional modules of the Cisco client, advanced installers for Mac and Windows are available in the sub-directory "AnyConnect-4.1.02011-advanced". Additional modules may be selected during the install process. However, this is not recommended as no other modules aside from the VPN are support. It is especially important to NOT include the Web Security module.
The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client for Windows is available from the AnyConnect-4.1.02011-advanced directory as either an .msi or as an .iso file. Systems running Windows 8/8.1 have the ability to access (mount) .iso files built into the operating system. Computers running Windows Vista or Windows 7 will require an additional tool (e.g. Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel or 7-ZIP) to install the VPN client from the .iso files. For more information on installing software from .iso files see the Mounting .iso Files FAQ.
For more information on the VPN client see IST: Remote Access VPN Service.
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Additional Links for Mobile clients:
|Available Platforms:||Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux|
Clicking on the links below will take you to a page that will offer a choice between two releases of Anyconnect VPN client. The currently supported version is 4.1.02011.
|Cisco VPN - Current Version 4.1.02011|
|Anyconnect for Windows||Windows||
VPN Client for Windows (32&64 bit) Win 7, Win 8/8.1
|Anyconnect for Mac||Macintosh||
VPN Client for Mac OSX (64 bit) 10.8 and above
|Anyconnect for Linux64||Linux||VPN Client for Linux 64-bit (RHEL6 & 7, Ubuntu 12.x, 14.x)