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Schlagwort: ‘VPN’

#Goodtoknow – Services in the spotlight – Part 2

January 4th, 2023 | by

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There is again useful knowledge about some of the RWTH’s services.
Today for you: Interesting facts about our communication tools.

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(Cisco Jabber, DFNconf, Microsoft Teams and Zoom).

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The IT Center’s IT Security Measures

September 2nd, 2022 | by
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With technological progress and the increasing digitization of processes, the topic of IT security is gaining more and more importance. The risks associated with digitalization affect us all. Improper behavior and naivety in dealing with information technology can have serious, costly consequences. That is why the security awareness of users in particular should be actively encouraged. IT security also plays a major role at the IT Center. In this blog, for example, we repeatedly draw your attention to security risks and explain how you can be more aware when using information technology. In this post, we would like to give you an overview of the IT security measures that have been implemented at the IT Center, for both yours and our protection. Read the rest of this entry »

(Deutsch) TechTorial: Behind the VPN

May 14th, 2021 | by

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

A Confidential Connection – VPN at the RWTH Aachen University

August 24th, 2020 | by

Many will already know the three big letters – V P N. This is the abbreviation for “Virtual Private Network”.
Using various available protocols, an encrypted connection, a so-called “tunnel”, is established between your computer and the VPN server. All data traffic into the RWTH network – or, depending on the operating mode, all traffic – passes through this encrypted tunnel. Only from the VPN server onwards does the data begin its conventional unencrypted path into the network. Logically, the user’s computer has moved to a subnet of the RWTH Aachen University: In the “Full Tunnel” he now appears to third parties with an IP address of RWTH Aachen University.

Secure access to the RWTH network via VPN – we explain how it works. (Foto: Unsplash)

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