The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections to Wake Forest University network resources on the Reynolda Campus, herein referred to as the Wake Forest University Network. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure encrypted network connection over the Internet between an individual and a private network. By utilizing the public Internet for transporting data, a VPN provides a low cost solution for secure remote access or connectivity. Use of VPN allows members of the WFU community to access WFU network resources as if they were on the campus. Utilizing the WFU VPN, all internet traffic flows to campus and then out to the internet.
This policy applies to all Wake Forest University students, employees, contractors, consultants, temporary employees, and all personnel affiliated with third party employers utilizing the VPN to access the Wake Forest University Network.
All Wake Forest University students, employees and authorized third parties (customers, vendors, etc.) may utilize the benefits of the VPN to access University computing resources to which they have been granted access. Individual users are responsible for selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP), coordinating installation, installing any required software, and paying associated fees. Further details may be found in the Remote Access Policy. VPN software and support is available through the WFU Information Systems Help Desk.
Violation of the VPN policy will be referred to the appropriate party as follows. Employee infractions will be referred to Human Resources. Student or faculty violations will be referred to the Dean of the respective School as appropriate. Third party infractions will be referred to the authorizing department.
 Under development.
 Dual (split) tunneling allows two simultaneous, active connections to a secure network (via VPN) and a non-secure network, without having to disconnect the VPN connection. This security vulnerability allows a direct connection from the non-secured Internet to the VPN secured network.