May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8, UFIT is upgrading the campus VPN service to version 4.9 of the client software. This upgrade will standardize the client used across the university and allow for the application of security updates important to protecting the VPN environment.
It is important that campus community members who use the VPN service know that after each VPN update a restart of their device is required. Please share this information with your staff, especially those in constituent support roles. Staff can update their VPN client prior to the June 8 upgrade. To upgrade on your own schedule, visit https://helpdesk.ufl.edu/vpn, and download the available 4.9 client. If you choose to upgrade in advance of UFIT’s scheduled 4.9 upgrade date, then you will not experience any impact from the June 8 process. This upgrade and future VPN upgrade notices will be posted on https://alerts.it.ufl.edu/.