We encourage anyone just starting out to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client due to its ease of use, muti-platform compatibility, and future IPV6 capability. If you are already using the older Cisco VPN client or have a specific need for it, you may continue to use it.
Installing the AnyConnect Client
It also has a very convenient automatic installation feature. If you're running a fairly recent version of Windows or Mac OS X, just point your web browser to the following URL:
You will be asked to log in with your GT account and password. Do so and then Grant or Allow permissions to run the installer program. You'll be asked the usual set of software install questions; just take the default answers.
(Note for MacOS X 10.7 and up (Lion, Mountain Lion): You may need to install Java first: see http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 . Then you may need to install the Java browser plug-in from Oracle -- follow the link in the web page -- or you can choose the Manual Install link, double-click the resulting .dmg file to mount it, and then double-click the installer package to do an install.)
When the install is complete, VPN client will finish the connection and you will have a Georgia Tech network address. When you are ready to end your VPN (this will close all open network connections), press the Disconnect button in the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client application.
Later, when you want to open your VPN connection again, bring the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client application to the front and use the Connect button. You only need to do the web install step once.
For step-by-step installation instructions for your platform, choose your platform from the following list.
For pointers on how the service will behave and best practices for its use, visit the What to Expect page.
For more detailed technical information or a list of the available alternate VPN clients, please visit the In Depth page.