VPNYork SSLVPN Step-by-Step Guide
The Host Checker and Cache Cleaner applications may be pushed down if they are not already installed on the SSLVPN client computer. Cache Cleaner is fully supported on Windows. Not all Cache Cleaner features are available on MacOS and Linux platforms.
Note the information in the message bar.
|Symantec AntiVirus (10.x)|
|Symantec AntiVirus (9.x)|
|Symantec AntiVirus Client (8.x)|
|Symantec AntiVirus Server (8.x)|
|Symantec AntiVirus Win64 (10.x)|
|Symantec AntiVirus (8.x)|
|Symantec Client Security (10.x)|
|Symantec Client Security (9.x)|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection (11.x)|
|Symantec Scan Engine (5.x)|
The following is a screen shot of the Anti-Virus Windows remediation page. The text of the Anti-Spyware remediation page and other operating system Host Checker remediation page is similar with notes specific to the OS.
If the IPSec client called Network Connect is not already installed it will be pushed down to the workstatIons and started. At this point the user may see the following message: "Please Wait. Launching Network Connect.”
- After the Network Connect has successfuly launched the user may view the network settings by right clicking the Nework Connect icon and selecting Basic View.
In this sample SSLVPN session the IP address of the workstation has been changed to: 188.8.131.52
Network Connect Advanced View
- To get the Network Connect Advanced View right click on the Network Connect icon in the task bar.
- The Network Connect Advanced View allows the user to view the SSLVPN logs written locally.
(See Client Side Changes for a list of log file locations.)
The VPNYork landing page is www.yorku.ca
At this point the VPNYork IPSec tunnel is established and you may run your applications using your normal procedures. Some profiles (including VPNYork) starts the IPSec tunnel automatically.
The presence of the NC icon indicates that the IPSec tunnel is established.
Some YorkU servers restrict access to specific source IP addresses. Please ensure that you are using the correct profile to access specific resources.
Host Checker is run at regular intervals during the IPSec session. If the Host Checker security assessment fails the remediation page will be presented as follows:
Note the options at the bottom. "Try Again" and "Do not show remediation again for this session". Choosing "Do not show remediation..." will disable the reme diation page during the session. Host Checker will continue to run at regular intervals and will not inform the user of any Host Checker security assessment failure during the session.
To see the results of the Host Checker security assessments (after selecting "Do not show remediation...") left click on the Host Checker icon . Ignore the "You can opt to display this page again in your Advanced Preferences" notice at the bottom of the in-session Host Checker remediation page. This option was disabled.
Please log off when finished.
Please direct questions to the Service Desk in the Computing Commons at
William Small Centre.