VPN in the TU Dresden data network
what is VPN?
VPN stands for "Virtual Private
Network" (dt. virtuelles privates Netz). With VPN it is
possible to create secure connections between open and
unprotected networks (internet, wireless LAN) and a secure
network by protecting communication against eavesdropping. This
is realized by tunneling the data tranfer through a
VPN-Gateway. The connection is encrypted and has to be
VPN usage within the TU Dresden data network
A VPN connection provides access to several services in the TU Dresden data network. The setup of VPN is needed if you want to use the following services:
To be able to use VPN connections you need a ZIH login and a
client programm respectively a browser. The VPN-Gateway in the
data network supports the following protocols:
For admins the VPN access is protected with a 2-Factor-Authentication geschützt.
Informationen about VPN