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K-State Today

July 30, 2012

Remote-access protocols RDP, SSH, VNC to be blocked Aug. 13

Submitted by Rebecca Gould

The office of information security and compliance will begin blocking RDP, SSH and VNC incoming Remote Access protocols at the campus border starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

This means that users using these protocols to access on-campus resources will need to set up their Virtual Private Network, VPN, prior to the deadline. VPN allows remote users to gain access to campus resources in an authenticated and encrypted manner over the Internet. It provides a secure “tunnel” between your computer and the VPN on campus to ensure the data remains secure in transmission. For more information about the campus VPN and information on how to set up your VPN, visit www.k-state.edu/its/security/vpn.

If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please send email to security@k-state.edu or contact your SIRT representative.