As part of its ongoing cybersecurity strategy, The Division of Information Technology has implemented a mandatory two-factor authentication for the Enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN)What is two-factor authentication?
To increase security measures on your account, two-factor authentication requires two steps to log in. The first step is using something you know (i.e., your password), and the second step is something you have (i.e., cell phone) to securely verify your identity.What is required to use the VPN?
FIU implements the AnyConnect VPN client to allow FIU users to connect on and off campus to the FIU network through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
All AnyConnect Android packages are available for installation and upgrading from Google Play, except for the Kindle package, which is available on Amazon.com. Cisco does not distribute AnyConnect Android packages.
HTC AnyConnect Release 3.0.x supports the HTC product lines listed at http://www.htcpro.com/enterprise/VPN. These devices must be running the minimum software required as shown in the table. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Software number to determine the software number running on your device.
Cisco AnyConnect (Kindle Tablet Edition) Release 3.0.x is available from Amazon for the following devices:
AnyConnect ICS+ Release 3.0.x offers VPN connectivity supported by the Android VPN Framework (AVF) in Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. This package can be used on any Android device that is running ICS or later.
The AVF provides only basic VPN connectivity. The AnyConnect AVF client, dependent upon these basic VPN capabilities, is unable to provide the full set of VPN features available in the brand-specific packages.
In addition to the webVPN and AnyConnect client, the recent upgrade also provides support for iOS devices to connect to FIU's VPN. The Cisco AnyConnect Mobility Client for Apple iOS provides seamless and secure remote access to enterprise networks. It is available from the iTunes App Store. The user interface of the application has been designed to integrate tightly with the look and feel of Apple iOS. However, the functionality is similar to that found in the desktop AnyConnect client.
The client software is available on the Apple iTunes App Store only. The App store provides all AnyConnect for Apple iOS distributions and updates. Cisco does not distribute AnyConnect Apple iOS packages
In order to verify your identity, you will be required to enroll your phone (“something you have”) in FIU’s two-factor authentication system.
Please review these simple step-by-step instructions below to enroll your phone:
Launch your Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, you will be prompted for your FIU username, password, and a “second password”. In this second password field, you will specify your preferred verification method (“something you have”).
In the second password field, you will be required to type “push”, “phone”, or “sms”.
(*Note: Your carrier’s data and message rates may apply)
(**Note: Your carrier’s data and message rates may apply, 10 codes are sent in one text message to use 10 different times.)Signing into Any Connect VPN using Two-Factor