Service Summary

ITS offers remote access services to business applications, such as Banner Admin, MicroStrategy, and Enterprise CUI (eCUI). You will need to use two-factor authentication (2FA) to access these services. 

Service Offerings

Windows Virtual Desktop

The Windows Virtual Desktop service is secure remote access to a Windows desktop environment that provides access to Mason applications from off-campus.  The virtual desktop provides an experience similar to being on-campus, connected to a computer in your office.

2FA Requirement

For security reasons, as part of the Office 365 Suite, Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is required when accessing this service.  For more information, see 2FA for Office 365 Tips.

Virtual Private Network

A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a remote access service that creates a virtual connection between an internet user and a trusted network. A VPN is used to provide an additional layer of security for remote access or to provide a virtual presence on a network.

Mason currently operates an enterprise VPN based on Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). It offers both VPN functions, providing a virtual presence to the general university community and secure access for designated staff to access select administrative systems.