VPN/Remote Network Access

The Michigan Medicine virtual private network (VPN) provides an encrypted communications channel that is required to access internal resources like file servers, the Outlook email client, internal Michigan Medicine websites, and more from a remote location. If you need access to sensitive Michigan Medicine resources from a personal or otherwise un-managed device we recommend using the Windows Virtual Desktop service which does not require a VPN connection.

VPN Options

VPN login requires UMICH (Level-1) credentials or an "active Michigan Medicine VPN account", and Two-Factor Authentication

There are two options for connecting to VPN:

  1. Cisco AnyConnect client: Allows users to access all health system internal resources. This is the only software client that is approved and supported by HITS for use in conjunction with clinical applications and the delivery of patient care.
  2. Clientless VPN: Provides access to a limited subset of applications.

Michigan Medicine staff are also required to use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client client with Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) and Android devices if these devices are intended to be used to access internal resources.