VPN for Remote Desktop
Who does this affect? Any Hamilton employee connecting to on-campus resources, from off-campus, using a Remote Desktop connection (Mac or Windows).
What: Employees will need to use a secure connection through what is known as a virtual private network (VPN) BEFORE using Remote Desktop. A VPN connection is not required if you want to check your email from off-campus, use My Hamilton or WebAdvisor.
VPN use requires faculty and staff be enrolled in Duo Multi-Factor Authentication.
Why: To improve our data security. Remote Desktop through an insecure connection is known to be a common point of attack for hackers.
Please direct questions to the Help Desk at 315-859-4181. Thank you for your help in improving the security of our information environment.
Last updated: March 17, 2021