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Rutgers utilizes the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to provide secure remote access VPN functionality for end users running Microsoft Windows. Users can access VPN via the SSL VPN portal or by installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Documentation and software downloads for each are located on this page. Please note that administrative privileges are required to install AnyConnect

SSL VPN Portal

The Rutgers’ Web-based VPN application is available at the following link:

If for any reason the Java installer fails, the AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client can be downloaded and installed manually. A link to download it will be provided if that occurs.

AnyConnect Client

Installing the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client eliminates the need to download the application each time a user logs into the SSL VPN Portal. If you have not previously installed the Cisco AnyConnect client, you can authenticate to any of the VPN’s through a web-browser which will attempt to auto-install AnyConnect. If this fails (which due to modern browser security it almost always does) you will then be presented the option to manually download and install the client.


If you’re having trouble connecting, please contact the helpdesk via their website or by phone 833-OIT-HELP