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:
- Visit https://palo.potsdam.edu and login with your username and password.
- 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.) iOS/Android users will need to download the client from their respective App Stores.
- Once installed, in the client the Portal is palo.potsdam.edu and the username and password is your campus CCA information.
- You may then connect/disconnect from VPN using the Global Protect client from the Taskbar (Windows) or the Menubar (Mac) or the App for iOS/Android.
An example of a properly filled out settings panel is shown below for reference: