VPN Remote Access

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication is required to use the Pulse VPN service.
For more information and to enroll in Duo, please visit: Multi-Factor Authentication

Service Description

Security Operations has implemented an SSL VPN solution to help meet the remote access needs of Vanderbilt faculty and staff. This service is used to help preserve data confidentiality and integrity when transmitted across the Internet.  The solution allows you to connect to the Vanderbilt network via a VPN client software or web browser capable of using SSL encryption. The SSL VPN allows access to Vanderbilt systems and computing resources with an internet connection in a safe and secure fashion.

Requesting Service

VPN Selector

Do you have the ability or permissions to install new software on your computer?


Yes (click below)


What is the operating system of your computer? 

Windows 10

Windows 11

Pulse Secure

Contact your 
Local IT Support Provider

macOS 11 and higher

Pulse Secure

Mobile Devices

Ivanti Secure Access Client


Pulse Secure


Not Supported

Download Client

The Pulse Secure VPN client is available to all Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

CLICK HERE to visit the VPN Client Downloads page.

Frequently Asked Questions

CLICK HERE to see the FAQs.

Service Charges or Fees

There are no fees for this service. 

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