Cisco AnyConnect VPN

If MyDesktop/SecureLink is unable to provide a secure means of remote access for specific applications, then the alternative is to use VPN. This is available for both faculty/staff as well as support vendors. Support vendors will need to fill in a form and provide their drivers license as well as all required information for security purposes. The Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client will need to be downloaded and installed on one's device, so the user will need to have proper administrator privileges and adjust their security software, access lists, and firewalls accordingly.


The Cisco AnyConnect VPN will allow secure access to the Stony Brook Medicine network resources from your home, hotel, etc., using your own internet service provider (i.e., Optimum Online, Verizon DSL/FiOS, etc.) However, this is NOT necessary if you are physically in one of the Stony Brook Medicine buildings (UH, HSC, BST, ASC/ACP, Dental School, Tech Park, remote offices, etc.).

It works by installing a client on your computer and encrypting all the data sent from it to the Stony Brook Medicine campus. Some of the resources to which you will have secure access are as follows: Powerchart, SMS Invision, internal websites, server, network files, etc. All data passed over the Cisco AnyConnect VPN connection will be encrypted and secure to ensure the confidentiality and security of our patients and all patient-related information.

Setting Up Cisco AnyConnect On Your Computer

Stony Brook Medicine Faculty/Staff (excludes West Campus Employees)

  1. System Requirements.
    • You need to have local administrator rights on your computer. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements. Click here for details.
       
  2. UHMC Domain Account.
    • You will also need to have a valid UHMC Domain account. If you do NOT have a UHMC Domain account, please ask your supervisor or administrator submit a request on your behalf through the following online form: https://inside.hospital.stonybrook.edu/app/compacct/
       
  3. Instructions
    • ​​​​​​​After you have received confirmation that your account has been created, proceed to the following webpage below to access instructions for your operating system: Instructions

Support Vendors & West Campus Employees

  1. System Requirements.
    • You need to have local administrator rights on your computer. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements. Click here for details.
       
  2. UHMC Domain Account
  3. Instructions
    • You will receive an e-mail from the VPN Administrator with some important account information. Refer to this e-mail and then proceed to the instructional webpage: Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact the Stony Brook Medicine Help Desk at (631) 444-HELP.