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What is the VPN (Wormhole)?

Wormhole is Brandeis' "Virtual Private Network," or VPN. This is a tool that allows you to securely access resources on the Brandeis network when you are off campus. With Wormhole, you can connect to your UNet filespace, the fileserver, browse websites that are restricted to campus such as BUSS, and even connect to your office computer from home. All communication using Wormhole is securely encrypted between your computer off campus and the VPN gateway at Brandeis.  Please make certain you are running the latest version of Java

Wormhole is not available to alumni. 

Ways to Use the VPN

  • Web: – Use your Brandeis username and password to log in.
  • Pulse Secure: Standalone VPN client for Mac and Windows.  See Pulse Secure for installation instructions and details. Linux Users can now use Pulse as well.  

What Web browser should I use for Wormhole?

You can connect to and use Wormhole from off-campus using a regular Web browser. Please note that popups from or must be enabled in your browser.

Operating SystemSupported Browsers and Java Environment
PCFirefox ESR, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Java 8
MacSafari, Firefox ESR, Chrome, Java 8
LinuxFirefox ESR, Oracle Java 8

Connect to the VPN

  1. Open a supported web browser
  2. Go to
  3. Log in using your Brandeis username and password

Once you are logged into Wormhole, you can: