Securing Remote Access

All Harvard systems used for remote access to confidential information must be securely configured. See Setting Up Secure Systems - Overview.

In addition:

    We recommend the use of the FAS VPN whenever connecting to Harvard from public networks.
    FAS Networking Operations offers customized firewall services for administrative and research purposes.  Network firewalls allow for a higher level of security by limiting the connections to a specific system or groups of systems from the outside network. If your interested in acquiring a firewall for your department, please contact the FAS Help desk at (617) 495-9000 or

For help with secure remote access, please contact us.