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University Faculty and Staff Must Use VPN When Connecting to Boise State Systems and Services

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Boise State requires faculty and staff (including student employees) to use Boise State’s VPN service when connecting remotely to University systems, services, and resources.

You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of Boise State’s data while working remotely.

This means if you access myBoiseState, Boise State Gmail, Blackboard, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and other systems to do University work you must first launch and authenticate with Boise State’s (Cisco AnyConnect) VPN client.

Connecting to Boise State’s VPN provides an encrypted, secure virtual seat on the university’s network, as though an employee is sitting in front of their computer at work. Whether browsing the web, clicking on email attachments, or responding to texts, everyone is encouraged to practice the same safe computing habits and vigilance as they would while on the university campus.

Boise State’s Remote Access Policy provides detailed information about what is (and isn’t) allowed while using VPN.

All faculty and staff (including active student employees) have access to the Boise State VPN service. Information about installing and using VPN is available on our website:

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For questions or additional information about Boise State’s VPN service, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or