VPN for Employees

A virtual private network (VPN) connection provides remote access to Southern's network.


A VPN connection is useful for employees who need off-campus access (or access from somewhere other than their regular workstation) to information stored on one of Southern's secure servers.

Employees may set up and connect to a VPN with their Southern username and password.
Setting Up a VPN Connection

To set up your VPN connection, select the operating system on which you wish to set up the remote access and follow the instructions provided. You must first be connected to the Internet.

The OpenVPN is the new VPN standard.

OpenVPN Setup Instructions:

Legacy VPN assistance:

For users with an older VPN connection already configured, please contact the IT Help Desk (x2707) to be upgraded.