What is a virtual private network (VPN)?
A virtual private network (VPN) is a network technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet or a private network owned by a service provider.
The Ball State University Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides two primary functions:
- Remote Access: The VPN provides a secure way to connect to services inside the BSU network from a remote location, such as from an off-campus apartment or even another part of the world. If you are traveling away from campus you can use the VPN to connect to on-campus resources, just as if you were in an on-campus office.
- Secure Wireless Access: The VPN also provides a secure connection to the Ball State University Wireless Network. If you are a wireless user, you should acquaint yourself with the information in these instructions and learn about when using the VPN is critical to protect your privacy.