What is a VPN?

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a method used to add security and privacy to network communications. VPNs are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data. At Alfred, we are using a VPN to allow users to access services that we do not want to be accessible by the whole Internet.

Do I need to use a VPN?

If you currently use Remote Desktop to access your work computer from off-campus, you will need to install and use the VPN client. The VPN client will also give you access to all other Alfred services as if you were accessing them from on campus.

How do I set up a VPN?

Installing FortiClient VPN on Windows

  1. Download Installer
  2. Double Click Installer to Start
  3. Click Yes on User Account Control Popup
  4. Check the Checkbox to Agree and Click NextFortiClient Setup
  5. Click Next                            FortiClient Setup directory setup
  6. Click Install                                                         FortiClient Setup Install Menu
  7. All Done! Click Finish to Close the InstallerFortiClient finished install window

Installing FortiClient VPN on OS X

  1. Download VPN Client
  2. Double Click Installer to begin
  3. Double Click Install Icon                                         FortiClient iOS install setup
  4. Click Continue                                         FortiClient iOS introduction menu
  5. Click Continue                                       FortiClient iOS License Menu
  6. Click Agree                                                        FortiClient software agreement menu
  7. Click Install                                           FortiClient iOS Install type menu                                       
  8. Enter User Name and Password and Click Install SoftwareUsername and Password input forms
  9. All Done! Click Close to Finish                     FortiClient iOS Summary