What is the KSU Cisco VPN?
The Virtual Private Network (VPN) service allows you to create a secure connection between your computer and the Kent State University network.
The KSU Cisco VPN is only required when attempting to access resources that are not normally available from off-campus such as library research databases.
For a listing of campus resources that require the KSU-VPN to be connected, please click here.
If you are having issues accessing resources after logging into the VPN successfully please contact the reference desk.
NOTE: Users conducting university business or working with sensitive institutional data must follow computer security requirements prescribed by Information Services at all times.
Alumni and community borrowers should visit: http://www.kent.edu/library/about/depts/circulation/borrowers.cfm.
How do I install it?
Follow these links in order to download the KSU Cisco VPN and get connected:
Having problems getting connected?
If you already have a Cisco VPN program installed for use at a workplace or another school, click here for instructions on adding a connection for the KSU-VPN manually.
Please Note: The university’s proxy server was retired on January 8, 2009. If you previously used the proxy server to access university resources from off-campus locations, you must install and use the KSU Cisco VPN in its place. Please click here for instructions on turning off the proxy.