Skip to main content

Software that Requires VPN for Off-Campus Use - Knowledgebase / Desktop Computing and Printing / Support - OIT Service Center

Software that Requires VPN for Off-Campus Use

Authors list

Some of Brown's software applications need a VPN connection when you're away from campus. These programs need to validate their licensing to ensure that they are allowed for members of the Brown Community. 

If you are running the following applications from off-campus, you should connect to VPN prior to launching the program:

  • Ableton
  • Amira
  • ArcGIS Suite
  • BIAS Peak
  • Camtasia
  • Cycling'74 Suite
  • FastX
  • Kaleidagraph
  • Isadora
  • LabView (for faculty and staff)
  • NVivo
  • MacVector
  • Maple (not fully supported by the vendor over VPN)
  • Matlab
  • PGI Compilers
  • PitStop Pro
  • Sibelius
  • Sigmaplot
  • SPSS 
  • Stata/SE
  • X-Win32
  • Zoo

OIT runs license management services for all of the above applications. Not all of these are available to the entire Brown community.

Helpful Unhelpful

24 of 52 people found this page helpful

Send us a note about this article

Contact the OIT Service Center

Phone: 401-863-4357


Location: Page Robinson Hall - 69 Brown St., Room 510

See our availability

Walk-ins Welcome! Appointments recommended.

For reserved service for a technical consult or a loaner check-out, you can schedule an appointment here.