VPN connection (Virtual Private Network) is a solution to reach a private network and its resources over public networks securely. In other words, as a student of Oamk you can reach your home directory at school also from your home, instead of e.g. having to move around your files with USB memory sticks.
While using VPN, a virtual point-to-point connection in established through the use of dedicated connections and encryption; thus any third party intruders shouldn’t be able to intervene the network traffic between you and the school network.
You need VPN to access e.g. Pulmu and some of the library services from outside the campus.
ICT services recommends OpenVPN or FortiClient.
NB. Palo Alto Global Protect for Windows will not be available at Oamk from April 12, 2023 on.
- Open VPN
- works for Windows, Linux and Mac.
- works for Windows, Linux, Mac, as well as iOS and Android devices.
- Palo Alto Global Protect
- works only for Windows and MS Surface Pro: Use the Global Protect application for Windows.