UCL Information Services Division


UCL Virtual Private Network (VPN)

The UCL Remote Access VPN Service provides a resilient, secure means of accessing private UCL corporate central services from off-site locations.

** Hostscan and AnyConnect version update**
The hostscan and AnyConnect version running on the service was updated to version 4.5.02033 on 24 October 2017.

What can I access?

Services that can be accessed whilst connected to the UCL Remote Access VPN service, that are not otherwise available for access from outside UCL, include:

  • MyView (HR system)
  • MyFinance (UCL Finance system)
  • Filestore@UCL
  • UCL Microsoft Key Management Server
  •  Management Systems Database Servers
  • UCL Desktop data/applications

How do I connect?

Connection guides

Please refer to the  connection guides below for more detailed information on your Operating System.

The following platforms are not currently supported and you are installing the software at your own risk.

Support matrix

  Cisco Anyconnect F-Secure Client Security 12.31 Sophos Endpoint 10 Sophos 9.5.3 Mac Sophos 9.11
Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 Tick Tick Cross Cross Cross
Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12, 10.13 Tick Cross Cross Tick Cross
Linux*  Dot Cross Cross Cross Cross
All other Windows Versions Cross Cross Cross Cross Cross
Mac OS X 10.10 or earlier Cross Cross Cross Cross Cross
Tick Fully Supported
Cross Not Supported
Dot Documented But Not Supported

*Linux users can use the following guides to install the Cisco Anyconnect Client
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/how-to/remote-working/documents/linux_user_guide https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/dh/2015/09/18/tutorial-ucl-vpn-linux/

Help & Support

Please see the help & self-service resources page for further details.