Be sure to log off the application and close the browser window when access is no longer needed.
Faculty and staff can use the Virtual Private Network, or VPN, to connect to Columbia's network, systems, file shares, email servers and all administrative and school applications if they have been authorized to access this information.
You can access shared drives remotely but not your office's local desktop hard drive (unless you have a laptop that you carry with you). Therefore, if you need to access files remotely, be sure to save them on a shared drive. Also, make sure that security is set up to enable only authorized individuals to access the files.
It is important to log onto the VPN server only for as long as needed to access applications.
University Application and File-Share Access via VPN ONLY
Although faculty and staff can access the applications noted above via the Internet, certain applications are only accessible via VPN (UNI logon required).