Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is technology that is used to secure transmissions that travel across the open Internet.

The Internet is an insecure environment that can allow sensitive information to be intercepted. Data, passwords, and confidential information that is transmitted via the commodity Internet can be secured — via encryption technology — with a VPN “tunnel.”  The encrypted tunnel protects the data transmitted within from being intercepted and decoded by another party.

On Campus

The PSU VPN is required on campus to access the following services:

  • Banner HR at USNH
  • Banner Finance at USNH
  • Access ODBC databases
  • Student Access to Remote Applications located in myPlymouth

Off Campus

While connected through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) — with a cable or DSL modem, or wirelessly at a “hotspot” while traveling or attending a conference — an encrypted VPN tunnel will allow you to securely communicate with the PSU network. With the PSU VPN service, your traffic is encrypted between PSU and your computer at home or another remote location.


Contact us for help

To request help accessing the VPN, please contact the ITS HelpDesk via

  • Phone – (603) 535-2929
  • In person – Lamson Library and Learning Commons

System Status

All ITS Systems Operational

June 28th, 2013 by Jo-Ann

All ITS systems are operational. To report a problem, please contact us at or (603) 535-2929.

ITS Staff Spotlight

Janet Ames

Janet Ames

February 21st, 2011 by Jo-Ann

Janet Ames is a Business Services Assistant for ITS and has worked at Plymouth State since 1986.   Her major duties are to manage all accounting functions related to all campus copiers and printers and the processing of Institutional Technology Purchases.