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1 Fermilab VPN Service What is a VPN ?

2 Fermilab Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
VPN = Virtual Private Network: encrypted tunnel over a public network (Internet) to connect remote users to an enterprise network (FNAL) A VPN tunnel: allows a user to have the functionality of a direct dialup connection provides the convenience & higher bandwidth from using a local ISP for connectivity

3 Why Do I need a VPN account ?
Provides encrypted tunnel into Fermilab. Traffic across the internet more secure Provides your home system with local Fermilab IP address ( x.x). Can access services or systems restricted to Fermilab only servers. Bypass border blocks for NetBIOS, web servers, rpc, and remote printing.

4 How do I register for a VPN account ?
At Provide Fermilab ID & select Group Affiliation Will receive with info on downloading VPN client and profile Only the Cisco VPN client is supported. Security policies pushed to client from VPN server. Call Helpdesk to activate VPN account Wait 2 hours before contacting Helpdesk. Helpdesk: (630) ; M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm

5 VPN Registration Page Required Information: FNAL ID: Employee Status:

6 What OSs are VPN supported ?
Tested & supported: Microsoft Windows 9.x, SE, ME, XP, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP. Linux (Intel) and Mac OS 10.0 (Mac OS X), 10.1, 10.2 (Jaguar) Solaris 2.6 (UltraSparc 32 & 64-bit)

7 VPN Profile Contains pre-shared key used for stage 1 authentication
Stage 2 authentication is personal username & password Profile also includes VPN policies pushed to client system: split tunneling, session limit, no browser-saved password Must be updated annually: When new VPN Profile are required, downloading instructions are sent out to users via .

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