VPN Access

The purpose of the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is to provide a secure connection when connecting the Marist network from off-campus.  If you're connecting from off-campus, you must first be fully connected to the Internet via your ISP first.

Check to see if you're currently connected to the Marist VPN

Requirements:

  1. Current status as faculty, staff, special contract employee, or student of Marist College.
  2. One of the following:
    • PC running Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit)
    • Mac running OS X 10.6 or higher
    • PC running Linux
    • An Apple iOS device (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad) running firmware version 2.x or higher
  3. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN client available for download below

Connect to v1.marist.edu

  • Select your group (profile) and enter your credentials.

  • Login and accept the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

  • The AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client will start to install.

    We have discovered that a recently released security patch from Microsoft will prevent the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client from launching properly on computers running Microsoft Windows 8.1.  When you launch AnyConnect a Failed to initialize connection subsystem error will be displayed. This problem only affects non-Marist computers running Windows 8.1 that have patch MS15-009 applied via Windows Update.  This patch was released on 2/10/2015.  As a workaround, Microsoft has provided a "Fix it" for this, which is available at https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3023607 along with a detailed explanation of the problem.  Please note that there are two "Fix its" on this page; you need to install the one under "Enable this Fix it" - Microsoft Fix it 51033.
The "Fix it" itself can be downloaded and run from http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9876036.  Simply download the file, run it, and follow the on screen prompts to install the patch.

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