Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure method of remotely accessing HSC computer resources. The VPN encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information.

This service is available to

Affiliates, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Locations available

  • Bryan, College Station
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Kingsville
  • McAllen
  • Round Rock

Features and benefits

Why use VPN?

The VPN service is useful for remote (outside of the campus firewall) users who need the same level of access to campus resources as if they were directly connected to the campus network. The remote user’s traffic is tunneled past the campus firewall via a software client installed on their computer. This avoids the need to open up exceptions in the firewall for services that remote users wish to access. The result is added convenience for remote users and increased security for system administrators. (If administrators begin to move their remote users over to this service, we strongly encourage them to request the removal of any previously requested exceptions in the firewall. This will increase the overall level of security for the entire campus network.)

How to request this service

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
Cisco AnyConnect is the recommended VPN Client for connecting to the TAMHSC network. Access to the VPN resource is granted with the use of your HSC email address and password.

The client can be downloaded remotely at vpn.tamhsc.edu.

Related

OIT offers tutorials for utilizing the VPN client: