Virtual Private Network (VPN)

GW's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows remote access to many university systems and resources that are otherwise protected from off-campus access. It does this by creating a "virtual" encrypted channel from your remote location back to GW's network.

In order to access GW's VPN please download the new software, Cisco AnyConnect, and enter in your GW NetID and corresponding password (your NetID is the first part of your GW email address before the @ symbol). Once you have logged in, please select to download the appropriate client. Instructions on how to set up the VPN client on different platforms can be found below. 


How to log in to VPN for the first time


Download Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

If you need access to a specific VPN Group, complete the Virtual Private Network Access Form. Then submit the completed form to [email protected].


Do you need to use a VPN while working off-campus? Here is a list of applications for your reference.


VPN Required

Award Tracking Portal*

Banner Admin

Banner Batch Processing (AppWorx/Application Manager)

Business Intelligence - Ad Hoc Queries (Thoughtspot)

Business Intelligence - Data Governance (Collibra)

Business Intelligence - Data Visualization (Tableau)

Business Intelligence - Standard Reports (Cognos)

Centralized Code Repository (Gitlab)*

Colonial Connect - Automation (2nd Nature, LineOne)

Colonial Connect Configuration Services (Including Voicemail Password Resets, Phone Service Reconfiguration, Single Number Reach Updates, Extension Mobility Settings)

Colonial Connect - Contact Center

Colonial Connect - eFax (Xmedius)

Colonial Connect - Broadcast Messaging (SingleWire)

Comprehensive Rate Information System (CRIS)*

Conference Programmer (Summer Housing)*

Data Quality (Informatica Analyst)


Endowment Tracking System (ETS)*

Enrollment Management ECM (Perceptive Content)*

Enterprise Accounting System (EAS)

Expert Finder (VIVO)

Financial Management Tool (FMT)

Groups Management - Delegated Groups (Grouper)

GWDocuments (Documentum)

GWPD Security Camera System (TVNav)

National Security Archives applications*

Payroll Check Processing (evisions)*

SCADA (Building Automation)*

Secure File Transfer (Axway SecureTransfer)*


Stipend Management Application (SMA)


Titanium Schedule*


* VPN required at all times


No VPN Required



Google Apps (Email, Calendar, Drive, etc.

GWeb Information Services


Jabber (Voice Over IP Services)

LinkedIn Learning


MyGW Portal

Software Downloads

[email protected]

Time Reporting System (Kronos)