The Heriot Watt Virtual Private Network (HWVPN) allows staff and students to access the University network and, where authorised, home directories and file shares when off campus. The VPN provides secure communications between your computer and the University network from home, a conference, business trip or other non-work location using the public internet.
You do not need to use the VPN to access
When off campus you can use the VPN to access
- the University network
- Home directories
- File shares (where authorised)
- your desktop PC (via remote desktop)