The Wellesley College Secure SSL VPN is available to faculty and staff at Wellesley College who have completed the Data Security training and requested access.

To connect from Windows or Mac OS X, please visit https://vpn.wellesley.edu/secure

After logging in with your Wellesley Domain Account, your browser should launch and install the Cisco AnyConnect software and then automatically log you into the SSL VPN.  This website requires Java.  If you receive an error that Java is not installed, please see our Windows or Mac OS X directions to install Java.

If you do not want to isntall or use Java, follow the manual directions for Windows or Mac OS X.

To connect from an Android device, download either the free Samsung AnyConnect app for Samsung devices, or the free AnyConnect ICS+ for other devices from the Google Play Store, and set the server to vpn.wellesley.edu/secure

To connect from an Apple iPhone or iPad, download the free Cisco AnyConnect app from the App Store, and set the server to vpn.wellesley.edu/secure

To disconnect, right-click on the AnyConnect Client program in your notification area (Windows), or menubar (Mac OS X) and select Quit or Disconnect.  On Android and iOS, go back to the AnyConnect app and tap the slider to the off position.


Secure SSL VPN Information

The Secure SSL VPN system is only available to faculty and staff at Wellesley College who have completed the online Data Security Training , as required by the College's Written Information Security Program and Remote Access Policy.  This training is available in MyWellesley, under Employment Services > Administrivia.  Once completed, the Secure SSL VPN administrators will grant you access within one business day.

Your computer must also meet the hardware and software requirements outlined in the Computing Resources for Remote Access policy, as well as have anti-virus software installed and updated.

Your computer must be off-campus to configure and use the Secure SSL VPN. However, the Computing Help Desk in the Clapp Library has an off-campus network connection to test the Secure SSL VPN if you want to bring in your laptop computer.

If you need help, or have questions about this system, please contact the Computing Help Desk.

If you have any questions, please contact the Computing Help Desk.