SSL VPN Beta Testing

Introduction

CITES is investigating the Aventail SSL VPN system for possible use as a campus-wide solution that would eventually replace both the Cisco system and the Nortel system currently in use. More information about why we're testing this solution and what we're doing is available at Why CITES is investigating the SSL VPN option.

Since this web page is only available by invitation, we assume the following about you:

The web interface

If you'd like to test how the web interface works, visit Testing the Web Interface.

To discuss the web interface with the CITES development team and other campus users, visit Testing issues and findings (Aventail web interface) on the CITES Wiki.

Note: The web interface can take 3-5 minutes to complete a connection. The client software, once installed, is faster and easier to use. However, the web interface is intended for occasional users who may not have software installation rights on a computer they're borrowing.

The client software

If you'd like to install the client software and test it, visit Testing the Client Software.

To discuss the software clients with the CITES development team and other campus users, visit Testing issues and findings (Aventail client software) on the CITES Wiki.

Telling us what you've found

To report bugs or describe your experiences, send mail to: cites-vpn@listserv.illinois.edu.

We may send email directly to people who have logged in to the Aventail system, asking them to rate their experiences.

Later on in the development process, we'll also make a survey available to Aventail VPN users.