Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A virtual private networking (VPN) uses the Internet to provide remote access to a centralize network.  Georgia Perimeter College's (GPC) VPN connection allows GPC faculty and staff secure remote access from a remote computer network.  GPC faculty and staff can access the secure resources (applications, databases, and websites) on the GPC network as if they were directly plugged in to the network's servers on campus.
The following procedures are associated with the GPC VPN Policy.  Please review the policy before continuing with these procedures. All GPC policies can be found in the GPC Policy Manual.
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1.       VPN Policies
2.       VPN Requirements
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Below are the requirements VPN:
  • TCP/IP protocol installed and configured
  • High-speed network connection (e.g. cable or DSL) or dial-up connection
  • GPC username and password
  • Beyond Trust client installed or Local Administrator privileges on their workstation

Below are the applications supported by VPN:
  • ADP Manger functions
  • Banner Administration and functional users
  • iServer Ticketing System
  • Maximo Ticketing System
  • SharePoint Collaboration
  • Network/Systems Administration
Below are the applications that DOES NOT require VPN access:
  • Microsoft Outlook clients
  • Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • GPC Main Website
  • GPC iCollege
  • GCP Self Service Banner (SiS)
  • ADP Time Tacking

Below are the supported clients for VPN:
Macintosh/Apple Products
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client releases from 2.0 to 3.0 support MAc OS X versions 10.4 and later.  Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client Release 3.0 supports these versions of Mac OS:
  • Mac OS 10.5 (Intel CPU only)
  • Mac OS 10.6x(32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.7(Lion)
Windows Products
The AnyConnect client provides support for remote end users that run Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client release 3.0 supports these versions of the Windows operating system:
  • Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
  • Windows Vista SP2x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)
  • Windows XP SP3 x86 (32-bit)
Linux Products
Cisco AnyConnect VPN client supports a wide variety of Linux distributions, such as Red Hat enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, OpenSuse, Slackware and Ubuntu.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client release 3.0 supports these versions of the Linux operating system:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop
  • Ubuntu 9.x and 10.x
Mobile Devices
AnyConnect is compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0, 6.0, and 6.1.  Support has been introduced from version 2.3 up to version 2.5.  The latest AnyConnect client 3.0 does not offer support for Windows Mobile devices.
  • Apple iOS 4+: See Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client for Apple iOS 4
  • Google Android:
  • Cisco Cius
  • Samsung: Galaxy S, S II(2.3+/Gingerbread+), Tab(2.3+), Tab 8.9(3.0/Honeycomb+)
  • Generic Google Android with root privliges (2.3+/Gingerbread)1
  • HP webOS 2.0 and 3.0:
  • HP: Palm Pre Plus (for O2 in Germany and Vodafone in Europe), Palm Pre 2, HP Pre 3, HP TouchPad, and HP Veer
  • Nokia Symbian Anna:
  • Nokia: e6 and other device support planned by Nokia (N8, C6-01, C7, and E7)

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