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Walden Computer: VPN

CISCO AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client (VPN)

Walden uses a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to provide secure access to certain programs and websites when the user is not in a company building. 

The following programs and websites require VPN access OR a wired/wireless connection within a corporate office:

  • Banner
  • some SharePoint sites (very few)
  • network drives


Programs and websites that do not require VPN (but many people think they do):

  • Outlook
  • 8x8 Softphone
  • MyWalden University
  • the majority of SharePoint sites

Connect to VPN

To log in to VPN from the Windows 7 Start button. 

  1. Click the Windows 7 Start button
  2. Click the CISCO folder to expand it.
  3. Click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to expand the folder.
  4. Click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client program.


  1. A program box will pop up on your screen.  Click the Connect button.
  2. A login box will pop up.  Enter your network username and password in the appropriate fields.
  3. Click OK.


  1. The program will attempt to connect you to the VPN.  If successful, the login box will disappear.
  2. Look at the system tray for the locked VPN icon to verify you are logged in to the VPN.

If you receive a login error, enter your username and password again. If this still doesn't work, contact Frontline for assistance.