virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network, typically the internet. The VPN service of ETH is provided by ITS. There are two main advantages of using the VPN service when not at the campus:
- All communication between the end device and the ETH network is encrypted. When using VPN it is therefore safe to use it over insecure internet connections such as coffee shop or public networks at conferences.
- The IP address is behind the ETH firewall, which grants access to services and websites that cannot be reached from the internet.