Iowa State University's virtual private network (VPN) provides remote access to campus network services from any computer, on or off campus. VPN enables you to log into the Iowa State network safely and securely.
A VPN connection uses encryption to securely connect to Iowa State's local network. When you are logged in, all network traffic that is destined for Iowa State is routed over this virtual network connection, while all other network traffic is routed through your usual network connection.
This is a common good service available at no charge.