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WebVPN Announcement

WebVPN Announcement

WebVPN Announcement

Dear Campus Community:

UCR's Libraries and Computing & Communications (C&C) are pleased to announce the availability of a web enabled Virtual Private Network service known as WebVPN.  This new service enables the campus community to securely access UCR systems and web content from anywhere in the world.

UCR's WebVPN service not only allows faculty, staff, and students to initiate secure Internet browser connections, but WebVPN will also allow the campus to retire its Proxy Server, which will be discontinued effective June 15, 2007 due to security concerns.

By utilizing WebVPN in lieu of the Proxy Server, faculty, staff, and students will be able to access nearly all of the Library's online
digital resources from anywhere on the Internet (at home, at other UCs, while traveling, etc.). As with other UCR systems, you must have a UCR NetID to use WebVPN.

Please note that while WebVPN can be used for most resources, there are some licensed library resources (as well as software
applications) that still require using UCR's client VPN software.  In such cases, the client VPN is installed on your computer and is
available and downloadable from campus servers (please visit the web site provided below for more information).  The following online resources provide additional information and guidance on using the WebVPN:

For a general introduction to UCR's VPN services, please visit the following web site:

For information on campus resources that require the client VPN as well as download instructions, please visit the following web site:

For information on using WebVPN, please visit the following web site:

For more information on WebVPN and Library services, please visit the
following web site:


Finally, to use the new WebVPN service, please simply visit

If you have any questions or encounter trouble using the new WebVPN service, please contact C&C's Help Desk at 2-3555 (or e-mail helpdesk@ucr.edu).

We hope you find WebVPN an effective tool supporting both academic and administrative initiatives, projects, and efforts.

Dr. Ruth Jackson
University Librarian

Chuck Rowley
Associate Vice Chancellor, Computing and Communications

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