eduVPN protects you on unsecure networks, for example, against nearby prying eyes while on the train. The service also offers secure access to protected services when accessing from outside your institution's network.
eduVPN enables employees, researchers and students to easily and securely connect to the Internet and gain access to their institution's protected systems.
Many public Wi-Fi networks, for example, on the train, in the library or in restaurants, are unsecure, but your home network is not always well protected either. All the data you enter and receive on your phone, tablet or computer can be intercepted fairly easily. Malevolent people can also divert you to a phishing-website in order to intercept your password. Not a comforting thought! Certainly if you are processing sensitive information.
The eduVPN service resolves this by setting up a so-called Virtual Private Network (VPN), an encrypted connection between your (private) computer or smartphone and the company network of your organisation. It acts as a bridge, offering you direct network access. This will allow you to connect securely to the Internet without the fear of prying eyes close by.
This is an optional SURF service.