What is a Remote VPN?

A remote access virtual private network (VPN) enables SISSA users who are working remotely to securely access and use applications and data that reside in the SISSA data center and internal network, encrypting all traffic the users send and receive.

Remote users can securely access and use SISSA’s network in much the same way as they would if they were physically in the office.

The remote access VPN does this by creating a tunnel between the SISSA network and a remote user that is “virtually private”, even though the user may be in a public location. This is because the traffic is encrypted, which makes it unintelligible to any eavesdropper.

When i need to use Remote VPN?

You need to set up a Remote VPN connection to access resourses that are available only inside the SISSA network:

  • to conncect to an internal server or to the workstation in your office
  • to mount a volume from one of our NAS (e.g. shared volumes)
  • to access all the IT services that are not publicy available
  • to access the Ulysses HPC Cluster

How do I connect to SISSA Remote VPN?

  1. you need to have valid SISSA credentials (username/password)
  2. you need to have a stable Internet connection
  3. you have to download and install the client VPN application on your device (laptop, home pc)

How do I Download, Install and Configure Remote VPN

To have a working Remote VPN to connect to SISSA's network is very simple, you have to follow few straightforward steps:

  1. download the VPN app for your OS version (Windows,Mac,or Linux)
  2. install the app
  3. connect to the SISSA vpn server

The steps are a little different for the three major OS, so follow the link with detailed instructions for

If you do not have a WiFI (ADSL-Fiber) at home

If you do not have an Internet connection at home you can try to use the hotspot from your smartphone to connect.

See the instructions for the two main mobile os: Android iOS(Apple).

Keep in mind that, particularly for remote desktop session, the amount of traffic is relevant and you could end up reaching the cap of your account


You can bring your office phone with you

Please see the relevant info, the service is enabled only upon request.

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