VPN - Virtual Private Network

Students as well as staff, who want to access the munich scientific network from home, need to install a VPN-Client (Cisco AnyConnect Client). You can download the client from the LRZ hompage (click here). 

In order to download the Client your TUM identification number is required.

If there occur any issues while installing the VPN client please do not hesitate to contact the ITW Helpdesk.


What is VPN?

VPN stands for “virtual private network”. A VPN can be used to build a secure sub-network over an open, unprotected network (Internet, wireless network). Communication in this sub-network is protected against tapping and access by third-party participants. This is achieved by tunneling the data traffic via a VPN server using data encryption. Connections to this server have to be authenticated when set up.