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Pulse Secure VPN

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software creates an encrypted connection between your off-campus computer/device and Penn’s network. Penn Law faculty and staff can use VPN software to connect securely to the campus network and access restricted services from off-campus. 


Request Access

The Pulse Secure VPN is available to Penn Law faculty and staff upon request. To request access, please contact ITS at or by calling 215-898-2589. 


Installing the Pulse Secure VPN Software 

The Pulse Secure client is required to connect your remote computer/device to the VPN.  ITS can assist with installing the software on your computer. There is also a mobile app available on the Apple App Store (iOS), the Google Play store (Android), and the Microsoft app store (Windows Phone). 


Setting up the Pulse Secure Client and Connecting to the VPN

After the software is installed, set up your VPN connection.


  • Choose the “+” button to add a new connection

  • Enter the following info in the connection window

  • Click “Connect” to initiate the VPN Connection
  • You will be prompted to enter your login details, enter your PennKey and PennKey password.

  • When you have connected a check mark will appear in the status window:
  • To disconnect from Pulse Secure, click on the application window and click Disconnect.

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