The FSU VIA VPN is an additional solution that can accommodate a large number of connections. Like the standard FSU VPN, this service is designed to allow users to securely "tunnel" into campus over commodity networks, such as the internet, and access services as if they were on campus.
A VPN connection is necessary for several tasks, including system administration and application support, softphones and accessing shared department drives and other departmental resources not available on the internet.
To connect to FSU VIA VPN, a user must not be on an FSU wired or wireless network, nor connected to Cisco Anyconnect VPN. If a user attempts to authenticate to VIA when they already have an address on the FSU network, they will be rejected.