VPN/Remote Network Access

Use VPN to securely access internal Michigan Medicine IT resources.

About VPN

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. VPN login requires level-1 credentials or an "active Michigan Medicine VPN account", and Duo Two-Factor Security.

To learn more about the options below or to download VPN software, please visit the VPN Knowledgebase page for detailed information.


VPN Options

There are two options for connecting to VPN: the Cisco AnyConnect client and the Clientless VPN. Individuals do not need to perform steps for both methods in order to connect.

The main difference between the two options is the AnyConnect VPN client provides full access to Michigan Medicine resources while the Clientless VPN only provides access to a limited subset of applications.


Access to Michigan Medicine Networks & Resources

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

The 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.

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.