October 2012 - IPSec VPN Upgrades No Longer Provided by Cisco
University Information Technology Services (UITS) has offered VPN (virtual private network) services from Cisco software in two ways:
- as downloadable software on the Sitelicense site that can be installed on your computer
- via the website vpn.arizona.edu from which you can install VPN
Cisco will no longer provide upgrades on the IPSec VPN software that you may have downloaded on your computer from Site License. Cisco will, however, continue to provide security patches for existing versions until July 2013, meaning that you may continue to use your downloaded VPN software until it no longer works.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure connection from your computer to the network you are connecting to. The VPN client is the piece of software that handles the connection between your home computer, laptop, or mobile device and the UA network.