Columbia University Information Technology

Service Alerts


Service Impact: 
Alert Date: 
04/13/2017 - 01:00pm to 06/20/2017 - 05:00pm
Outage Type: 
Planned Maintenance
Main Content
Alert Message: 

All IPsec VPN clients, including the Windows and MacOS native clients, are being replaced by the Cisco AnyConnect client.

The AnyConnect client is significantly more secure, provides additional features, and works in all cases that the IPsec client does.

CUIT understands installing the new AnyConnect client maybe inconvenient but the process is simple and quick.

Please see for download instructions and additional information.

The last date any IPsec client will be accepted by the VPN concentrators is Friday June 16, 2017.


For questions regarding the depreciation of the IPsec VPN client, please contact the CUIT Helpdesk at, or call 212-854-1919.

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