Goodbye Network Connect, Hello Junos Pulse!

By Ross Madden
Published on December 10, 2014 8:39 am MT
Updated on April 20, 2018 9:59 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Internet & Networking

As with anything, all software has its cycles.  We are now about ready to say goodbye to the faithful Network Connect VPN client we have been using for many years.  The good news is, its replacement, Junos Pulse, is just as powerful, and works with our new operating systems, specifically, Mac OS X 10.10, AKA Yosemite.

You can download the new Junos Pulse application from ACNS at the link below.  You will find download links specific to your operating system at the very bottom of this page:

http://www.acns.colostate.edu/Help/SSL-Gateway-Installers

After you download and install your Junos Pulse client, you will need to set up a connection profile.  The only specific piece of information you need for this is the server you are connecting to.  This should be entered as the following:

secure.colostate.edu

As Network Connect did, Junos Pulse installs itself as a program in your Program List (Windows) or your Applications folder (Mac OS X).  So, no need to bother using a web browser to launch the connect app (and encountering all of the weird java security features that commonly trip us up).

Enjoy!

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