VPN Users

How will NAC Affect Me?

VPN users already have ClearPass OnGuard (the software the University is using to implement NAC) installed, since it is required to use VPN. Until March 4, 2015, ClearPass OnGuard will run silently in the background.

Starting on March 4, ClearPass OnGuard will assess the security of your computer and notify you as to whether your computer meets the university's network access requirements. Even if your computer does not meet NAC requirements, you will be granted access to VPN. However, you should address any issues ClearPass OnGuard finds so that you can continue to access VPN.

Starting on April 1st, ClearPass OnGuard will notify you as to whether your computer meets NAC requirements. However, computers that do not meet NAC requirements will NOT be granted access to VPN.

You will need to address all issues that ClearPass OnGuard finds before you will be able to access VPN.

When Will These Changes Take Place?

March 16, 2015 - VPN assessment starts

ClearPass OnGuard will assess your computer's security and notify you of your status. You will still be able to access VPN regardless of whether your computer meets NAC requirements. However, you should address any issues ClearPass OnGuard finds so that you can continue to access VPN.

June 1, 2015 - VPN Access Control Starts

ClearPass OnGuard will assess your computer's security and notify you of your status. However, computers that do not meet NAC requirements will NOT be granted access to VPN.

You will need to address all issues that ClearPass OnGuard finds before you will be able to access VPN.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Information on running ClearPass OnGuard is available here. (VPN users do NOT need to install ClearPass OnGuard because it is installed with the Junos VPN client.)

Information on using VPN is available here.

If you still need help, please contact IT Support Services at 898-4257 or at itss@csuchico.edu.