Workgroup Releases Findings Related to Virtual Private Network Technology

The workgroup appointed last December to review virtual private network (VPN) technology and suggest how this technology might be applied to serve UC Davis released its findings and recommendations in March. In addition to outlining UC Davis VPN needs, the workgroup studied issues related to VPN technology and identified preliminary costs for adopting both a commercial and an open-source solution. The recommendations put forth by the workgroup include issuing a request for information (RFI) for a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN solution, solidifying funding support, and starting a pilot with an SSL VPN solution (security.ucdavis.edu/vpn.cfm).