VPN is an acronym for ‘Virtual Private Network’. A VPN is a means of extending a private network (BCIT’s on campus network) across a public network (the internet, using various internet service providers) to the user’s local private network(ie: A network at home, coffee shop or anywhere with free wifi). Using a VPN allows for authentication and better security of computers accessing resources on the private network.
BCIT uses VPN software provided by Aruba Networks called Virtual Internet Access or VIA, which we referred to as myVPN.
myVPN should be the first choice for students, staff, and faculty to connect to BCIT’s secure network when they are off-campus, enabling access to shared resources like printers, shared network drives, and business applications such as Banner and Cognos.
Please note, the network experience provided by myVPN will vary depending on the internet package of each user.