The Stanford and School of Medicine networks are protected by firewalls, to keep our information secure according to laws and regulations. Access is tightly controlled. To read more about the School of Medicine's firewall, or request a rule change, visit the Firewall Page.
VPN and Remote Access
To securely connect to Stanford and School of Medicine resources, you can use the Stanford University public VPN. Further, once you're connected to VPN, you can also use a remote desktop connection to access your on-campus desktop from off-campus. To find out how, visit the VPN Page.
The WinSecure Network is a protected network for WindowsXP and other systems which manage scientific instruments or run unique software applications that cannot be upgraded to meet the security measures here at the School of Medicine. If your computer must run an expired operating system, the WinSecure network can help keep it safe. To find out how to connect, visit the WinSecure Network Page.
The School of Medicine Bastion server has a dual-factor authentication login, run by Duo Security, which allows users to authenticate through a variety of methods, including a smartphone app. For more info, including how to set up and use Duo Security, how to troubleshoot Bastion login, and how to request access, visit the Bastion Access page.
VA: Stanford LAN Extension
The Stanford LAN Extension (SLE) is one secure network implemented by IRT; to enable access to Stanford resources from the Palo Alto VA Hospital. This means that you can have your machine, while physically located at the VA hospital, placed onto the School of Medicine network in order to access Stanford resources. To set your computer up on the SLE, you will have to follow the proper security procedures. For more, visit the Stanford LAN Exension page.
The SUMCnet is another secure network within the School of Medicine; it stands for Stanford University Medical Center network, and is composed of networks from the School of Medicine, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (SHC). If you need to access LPCH/SHC clinical systems from a School of Medicine-owned computer, you may require access to the SUMCnet. For more, visit the SUMCnet Page.