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About Virtual Private Networking (VPN) at BC

Attention: Updates to VPN Services

When to Use VPN

  • To access specific computers or servers behind BC's firewall. The firewall is a security measure that prevents anyone that does not have a BC IP address from accessing certain things on BC's network.
  • To access confidential BC information from home that should be encrypted (scrambled) while traveling on the Internet.
  • To access your campus computer through file sharing.
    Note: VPN is not needed to access your BC email. A VPN connection is also not needed for standard use of the Internet and web; this can be done through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) alone.

 

Configuring a VPN connection to the BC network

Important: When you connect to the BC network via VPN, you are agreeing to the University Technological and Information Resources policy, even if you are using a personally owned computer.