A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it is directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryptions.

Anyconnect software screenshot

Download and install the VPN software. Then, open the Anyconnect software, add anyconnect.pomona.edu for the connection address (see image on right) and click 'Connect'. Sign in using your Pomona College email account (user@pomona.edu) and password. If you have any problems logging in, or downloading and installing VPN, please reach out to the support desk at servicedesk@pomona.edu or give us a call at (909) 621-8061.

Note: Pomona College VPN cannot be accessed while connected to the Pomona College network