Upgrade to BUMC VPN starting July 25

in Changes, News
July 9th, 2013

On July 25, 2013 we will be releasing an upgrade of the Cisco AnyConnect VPN clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  After July 25 any login to VPN will automatically upgrade to the new version.   The current version has vulnerabilities that could be exploited as well as an expired application certificate that might give errors during installation when new clients connect to the VPN for the first time.  A few things to note about this upgrade:

  •  The Windows interface is unchanged and will look similar to the previous VPN client.
  •  The Mac version has changed and now mimics the Windows version.  The functionality will be virtually the same, but the look and feel of the application interface has changed.
  • The VPN client is now branded with BU logos within the user interface.
  • For advanced VPN users, we have enabled population of VPN endpoints in the client’s drop down list.  If you login to multiple groups to connect to several applications (for example work2.bumc.bu.edu/Slone), you will notice that the drop down list will automatically populate with the names of the different groups that you login to after you connect to them for the first time. From that point on you can select the group from the pull down instead of typing it in each time you connect.

 If you have any questions or concerns about this VPN upgrade, please contact email The BUMC  IT Helpdesk or call us at 617-638-5914.