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VPN Access

The purpose of the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is to provide a secure connection when connecting to 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. VPN access is available to current Marist students, faculty, staff, or special contract employees.

If you require assistance with the VPN please email the Help Desk at or call 845-575-4357. 


VPN Software Requirements:

  1. Current status as a student, faculty, staff, or special contract employee of Marist College.
  2. One of the supported operating systems found on the Operating System Support page or a mobile device. 
    • For mobile devices, go to the appropriate app store and search for "Cisco Secure Client."


Installing the VPN Client:

Visit to download and install.

  • Enter your Marist/My Mail credentials
  • You will be prompted to install the VPN client

Connecting to the VPN

  • Launch the Cisco Secure Client

  • Enter in the box and click the "Connect" button


  • By default, 1.General_Usage profile is selected.

VPN General_usage Profile



  • Login using your Marist/My Mail credentials

VPN Login Window



  • Once connected, the box will update to show that the VPN is connected. To disconnect from the Marist network, press the "Disconnect" button.