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Virtual Private Network is a term that describes the technologies that can be used to secure a connection through an otherwise unsecured or untrusted network such as Internet to access SP's SPICE resources.

SP VPN is available to SP staff, SP students, and Visitors  who need to access SPICE resources from Internet. There are 4 different VPN solutions available:

(a) Two-factor IPSec VPN

(b) SSL VPN for Staff  - (Trial, pending transiting into 2FA in due course)

(c) SSL VPN for Student - (Trial, pending transiting into 2FA in due course)

(d) SSL VPN for Conractor - (Trial, pending transiting into 2FA in due course)

 

The type of SP services available for each type of VPN connection are summarised in the table below.

Item 2-Factor IPSec VPN

SSL VPN
(SPSTAFF)

SSL VPN
(SPSTUDENT)

SSL VPN(SPGUEST)
User groups
  • BCMT approved SP Staff users for emergency purposes
  • All SP Staff
  • All SP Student 

 

  • SP Staff or Contractor
SPICE services available
  • Potentially, all SPICE services except, CETA clock-in and out can be accessed.
  • However, so far, only the following services are available:
    • EASys
    • SAS for staff
    • Staff Exchange Email 
    • DARE
    • Internet services
    • EPIRS
    • CMIS
    • Remote Desktop Service (RDS)
  • (If users need to access other services, they can submit a request to Dept of Information and Digital Technology Services  for the types of services to be made available.)
  • EASys
  • SAS for staff 
  • Staff Exchange Email
  • DARE
  • Internet service
  • Remote Desktop Service (RDS)

 

     
  • License Server
  • P Drive
  • Internet services
  • Remote Desktop Service (RDS)
Type of Devices
  • SP Furnished Notebook and are installed with Windows/Mac OS, Desktop Mgmt Agent and Anti-Virus Software
  • SP Furnished Notebook and are installed with Windows/Mac OS, Desktop Mgmt Agent and Anti-Virus Software
  • Student personal notebook installed with SP Standard Operating Environment (SOE) and Anti-Virus Software

 

  • Personal devices
Access Security
  • USB Security Token with personal digital certificate
  • Security Token password
     
  • SPICE UserID/Password
  • Digital Certificate
  • SPICE UserID/Password 
  • Digital Certificate
  • SPICE Guest ID/Password
  • Digital Certificate
Additional Software Required
  • For Windows 7:
    • Cisco VPN Client software
    • ikey Token Software
  • For Windows 8:
    • Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Cient
    • ikey Token Software
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client or Standard Java enable browser
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client or standard Java enable browser 
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client
Encryption Technology
  • 3DES 
  • 128-bit SSL
  • 128-bit SSL 
  • 128-bit SSL