VPN (Virtual Private Networking) provides a secure method of accessing restricted resources on the Yale University network as well as providing remote access to Web-based Library resources. A VPN connection also provides additional security which is especially valuable for mobile users on public or unencrypted WIFi networks. The Yale VPN uses university NetID authentication so it is NOT an option for hospital employees without a university NetID.
There are actually two VPN clients available through Yale University. Most users will want the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. The easiest way to get the current version of the software is to go to http://access.yale.edu on your Web browser and follow the installation prompts. The Cisco IPSEC client is primarily used for VPN access into the Yale-New Haven Hospital network (special permission required). Either client may be downloaded from the ITS software library. VPN access is supported by Yale Information Technology Services (ITS)
Additional information on VPN access can be found on the ITS Yale VPN page
The Medical Library maintains a proxy server that may be used by faculty, students and staff of the Yale School of Medicine AND by employees and affiliates of Yale-New Haven Hospital. While most users should use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN for remote access, these are cases where the proxy server may be the method of choice even for university affiliates.
You can request a proxy server account by completing the brief online form on the Medical Library Proxy Server signup page.
This page provides information on access options at some of the major clinical rotation sites outside the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.