Note: The Pace VPN download page is only available from off-campus. Hence, the http://vpn.pace.edulinks listed below will only work from off-campus. IPSecVPN clients are no longer supported. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client is not supported by the Windows RT tablet due to O/S restrictions with that device. Visit the Supported Software page for a full listing.
The Pace Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a mechanism for the computers that are using it to be part of the Pace University network when that computer is not physically on any Pace campus.
To ensure the latest version with up-to-date security protocols are being used, we have recently upgraded our Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to version 3.1.01. This upgrade should be transparent to the user community. When you try to run the current version of Cisco AnyConnect installed on your machine, the system will prompt you to run the upgrade version. If you are going to http://vpn.pace.edu/, it will run the newest version of the application automatically.
As vendors continue to produce newer versions of software, support for older versions will gradually become unavailable. This applies to not only applications, but also Operating Systems (OS) that the applications are compatible with. Click here to see a list of VPN supported operating systems.
Note: Windows RT does not support Cisco AnyConnect. There are no APIs provided in the operating system to provide this functionality. Cisco has an open request with Microsoft on this topic. Customers who want this functionality should contact Microsoft to express their interest.
You Don't Need VPN to Use These:
- Check your Pace e-mail
- Go to the Pace home page, www.pace.edu and most of the underlying websites
- Log onto MyPace Portal and use most parts of MyPace Portal (Blackboard, registration, student records, etc.)
- Look at unrestricted Pace web pages
- Browse the Library systems
- Get to files stored on WFS (Web File System)
- Access Pace Administrative Systems (Banner, Timesheets, SharePoint etc.)
- Use license restricted Pace software
- Using software such as SSH (Secure Shell software typically used to connect to Unix & Linux systems)
- Start a Remote Desktop connection to an office computer (XP Remote Desktop, VNC, etc.)
- Log onto the Pace Domain Print from student PCs/laptops, on or off campus, and retrieve from any of the new printer locations
Note: For security reasons Banner is only avaliable via a remote desktop connection to your local Pace Machine.
Documentation and Help
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