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Connecting to the SSCC Network via VPN
VPN (Virtual Private Networking) allows a computer to connect to the SSCC network as if it were in the building regardless of its physical location. This gives you access to SSCC network drives and printers. It gives you a UW IP address, which allows you to use services like the many library databases which are restricted to UW IP addresses. It also encrypts all of your network traffic, protecting your privacy on public wireless networks. UW-Madison uses Palo Alto GlobalProtect for its VPN solution.
To connect to the campus VPN service, you'll need to download and install the GlobalProtect client for your computer. If you're using an SSCC-managed machine (i.e. one where you can only install new software using Software Center), contact the Help Desk and we'll install GlobalProtect for you.
Download the Desktop Client
For Linux installations, see DoIT's KB Article: WiscVPN - Connecting the PaloAlto GlobalProtect Client (Linux) . Make sure to use the correct portal when installing the software. See Using Palo Alto GlobalProtect (Windows, macOS) for more information.
Mobile Client Applications
Clients for iOS and Android can be found in the appropriate app store.
Install the Client
Once the installer has finished downloading (GlobalProtect64.msi on Windows or GlobalProtect.pkg on Mac) run the installer, keeping all the default settings. Once it is installed you are ready to connect to the VPN.