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Duo Goes Into Effect at BNL, Tuesday, April 18
On Tuesday, April 18, the Information Technology Division (ITD) will introduce a new two-factor authentication product called Duo that will replace an older authentication product called RSA SecureID. You will not be able to use Duo on Lab computer systems until the 18th. However, if you wish to test your new Duo two-factor authentication, go to the Duo enrollment page (even if you have already enrolled) where you can verify that everything is working properly.

Brookhaven Lab Virtual Private Network (VPN)

In order to use this service you need internet connectivity, use DUO Two-factor Authentication, and a Cisco VPN Client. This service is limited to BNL employees only.

The VPN service allows BNL employees secure remote access to the Brookhaven internal network through their own personal Internet Service Provider, so that it appears as if their home computer is right on the BNL internal network.

Service Requirements

You must have some form of high bandwidth network connectivity. Known local carriers which work with the BNL Cisco VPN service include Optimum Online, Verizon DSL and FIOS services. You should be able to connect to the BNL campus from any off-site location.

In order to utilize this service, users' must use DUO Two-factor Authentication and a properly configured VPN client software on their computer.

Desktop Cisco VPN Client

The Desktop Cisco VPN Client allows remote users to securely access the Brookhaven internal network through their own personal Internet Service Provider, so that it appears as if their home computer is right on the BNL internal network.

See VPN login instructions using Duo Two-factor authentication at Brookhaven Lab.

Contact the ITD Help Desk, 344-5522 or ITDhelp@bnl.gov, to obtain the Cisco VPN client.