VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN service provides remote access and private data communications over public networks.

CTS has implemented a VPN solution by Palo Alto Networks.

Utilizing VPN off-campus users can connect to and use college services as if they were connected locally. Helios Network Storage is a primary use for VPN.

You will need to download Global Protect client software for use with our VPN:

  1. Visit https://palo.potsdam.edu and login with your username and password.
  2. Download and install the client for your particular operating system. (Note for College-owned systems: Windows machines are 64-bit and Mac users may alternately install the Global Protect client from the Managed Software Center.)
  3. You may then connect/disconnect from VPN using the Global Protect client from the Taskbar (Windows) or the Menubar (Mac.)

iOS and Android mobile devices are currently unable to utilize this service. Until licensing is procured, you can use the legacy VPN service by referencing the page links to the left.