The CS ASA VPN (CSVPN2) is used to access the Big Data Lab from the Open Access Labs.


Service name: Big Data Lab ASA VPN
Division / Department: Department of Information Technology
Available to: Students and Faculty


A VPN connection is required for remote access to virtual machines, the Mac Minis, and other services of the Big Data Lab.

You must use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client to connect to CSVPN2. You do not need to request access to use this VPN as Hofstra account holders (students, faculty, and staff) are automatically given access.

To connect to CSVPN2, open Cisco AnyConnect and enter the server (you must type this exactly). When prompted, enter your username preceeded by “students\” or “employees\”, e.g. students\h702345678.

The Cisco AnyConnect client is already installed in the Open Access Labs.

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