Virtual Private Network (VPN) or Remote Access
There are three different VPN services that support different remote access requirements.
Campus VPN - provides a secure (encrypted) connection to the UCSC network from off campus. Common uses of the Campus VPN include access to File Sharing/Shared Drives and certain applications that require a Campus IP address. This VPN is a split tunnel VPN and does not provide a secure tunnel to the Internet. This VPN will NOT work when accessing the Campus network from many countries abroad such as China.
Data Center VPN - provides a secure (encrypted) connection for privileged users of systems in the UCSC Data Center. Examples include systems administration, application and database administration or elevated access to IS3 restricted systems.
CRM VPN - Client Relationship Management (CRM) VPN provides a full tunnel VPN service. This secure connection to the UCSC network from off campus will allow access to the Campus network and various divisional resources. Because this is a full tunnel VPN, access from abroad such as China IS allowed. For more info on this service go to http://crm.ucsc.edu/remote-access.
Electronic journals and other Library subscribed resources are not available via the Campus or Data Center VPN. Go to http://oca.ucsc.edu/login on the Library site for more information.