Security Software

NameBrief Description
bSecureRemote Access VPN - NEW!

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.

CalNetPKI Root Certificate

Installs a CalNetPKI Root Certificate in a system location that is accessible to programs such as Apple's Safari Web browser.

  • Eligibility -
  • Cost - No direct user charge
  • Supported Platforms -
  • Downloads
Cisco VPN - Deprecated

Note: The Cisco VPN client has been replaced with the bSecure Remote Access VPN client (refer to listing above). Currently installed Cisco clients will continue to work through September 30, 2019. It is highly recommended that current installs of the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client be removed and the bSecure VPN client installed at the earliest opportunity to avoid a lapse in service. Go to bSecure Remote Access VPN site for more information and download instructions.

  • Eligibility - UCB Faculty, Staff and Students
  • Cost - No direct user charge
  • Supported Platforms - Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, Linux
  • System Requirements
  • Downloads
Firewall Configurator

If your computer is running the built-in Windows firewall, this program will modify your firewall settings to permit scans by UC Berkeley System and Network Security (SNS).

  • Eligibility - UCB Faculty, Staff and Students
  • Cost - No direct user charge
  • Supported Platforms - Windows
  • Downloads
Spirion/IdentityFinder

Spirion/Identity Finder reduces the risk of data loss by searching and securing data at the source of where it exists.

  • Eligibility - 
    UCB Faculty, Staff and Students who routinely store or
    access University Protected Data
  • Cost - No direct user charge
  • Supported Platforms - Windows, Mac
  • Downloads - Send request to security@berkeley.edu
System Center Endpoint Protection (A/V)

Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) integrates anti-virus, intrusion prevention, and firewall protection to provide comprehensive protection against threats to your computer.

  • Eligibility - UCB Faculty, Staff and Students
  • Cost - No direct user charge
  • Supported Platforms - Windows 7
  • Downloads