In order to access Farmingdale State's Banner administrative SIS system or network shares from an off campus location, you must first establish a secure connection to the campus network. There are two ways to establish a connection:
- Virtual Desktop (VDI) – Staff are encouraged to use the Virtual Desktop as it is the easiest way to access the campus network remotely. Download detailed instructions on how to download and install the VDI VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop software package.
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) – This type of access is reserved for super users only. Please click the following link for detailed instructions on the download and installation of the Pulse Secure software package: https://www.farmingdale.edu/information-technology/pulse-secure.shtml
PLEASE NOTE: You should choose VPN or VDI, not both. The VDI creates a secure connection in itself. The VPN is not required. Your connection will just slow down and take resources away from others.
We are asking users to be mindful of their use of the virtual desktop. The more users logged in at once the slower the system will be. If you do not need to be logged onto Banner, answering calls live, or accessing other internal resources, please disconnect from the virtual desktop to conserve resources for others. Users are able to access email, Blackboard, Google Docs/Drive, Microsoft Office 365/One Drive and other software applications without needing to be connected to the virtual desktop.
Also, please note that cyber criminals will attempt to exploit users during times of crisis. We should not let our guard down, be cautious of any suspicious emails, and never transmit sensitive data by email or other insecure means.
Download & Installation
Below are the basic steps needed to install and configure the campus supported Pulse Secure VPN software.
Click on one of the URL's below to begin the download and installation of the Pulse Secure software package:
- Pulse Secure Installer (Windows 32 bit): Windows 32 bit installation
- Pulse Secure Installer (Windows 64 bit): Windows 64 bit installation
- MAC download: MAC installation
- Mobile Apps: The Pulse Secure client app is available for iOS and Android mobile operating systems.
Visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to obtain it.
- Help Guide: For additional steps that must be taken after the installation of Pulse Secure, please click Additional Steps.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Helpdesk at 934-420-2754 or email Email