Virtual Private Network (VPN) Devices

Two different VPN devices that School of Medicine students may need

Academic – Typically needed to access resources like Virtual Slides, podcasts, library resources, etc. when you are off grounds.

Health System – Typically needed to access clinical applications like EPIC or PACS from your personal laptop or mobile device.

Academic VPN

The access to some academic resources is limited to being “On Grounds” – recorded lectures/podcasts, Virtual Slides, Health Sciences Library subscriptions, and other “fair use” materials. When off-grounds, you can use either “UvaAnywhere” or “UvaAnywhere-Lite” to create the VPN connection necessary to access these resources. To use either product you must be “off-grounds”. If your application is browser-based (Virtual Slides or many library subscriptions) then you should be able to use “UvaAnywhere-Lite”. If you need a VPN for a piece of installed software like an iTunes subscription to podcasts, then you will need to use “UvaAnywhere”.

A more complete explanation explaining the difference between these two products is here –
You can download the “UvaAnywhere” product here –

You can start an “UvaAnywhere-Lite” session by clicking on the following link (you will only be successful if your are “off-grounds”) –

For additional assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk via the following:

ITS (University)
Live Chat


Health System VPN

Getting setup for the Health System VPN involves both VPN tokens and VPN software and is a topic worthy of its own page. Here is a link –