Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a secure method of remotely accessing USC computer resources.
- Encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information
- Provides users with a virtual USC IP address that allows access to restricted USC resources
- Accessible directly through a web browser or through client software
All USC faculty, staff, and students are eligible to use USC’s VPN service.
You may access VPN directly by pointing your browser to vpn.usc.edu. You may also use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Windows and Mac
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility is a VPN client that does not require user configuration. This client will work with the following versions of the Windows and Mac operating systems:
|Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit versions)||Mac OS X Lion (10.7)|
|Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit versions)||Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)|
|Windows 8 and 8.1 (32- and 64-bit versions)||Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)|
You will need to install the Java Runtime Environment before you will be able to successfully install the AnyConnect client. You can download this Java program at www.java.com.
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for iOS
The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client is a VPN client for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 6.0 or later. You can download the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility client from the App Store on your iOS device.
For information on how to install and connect to USC’s VPN with the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client software, see the documentation in the menu on the right-hand side of this page.
This is a free service.