Brown University's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows access to programs and services exclusive to users on the Brown on-campus network from off campus. A VPN connection provides a Brown IP (Internet Protocol) address at a remote location, providing the benefits of being on the Brown network.
Brown-Secure is the recommended wireless network for anyone with a Brown username and password. It is recommended over Brown_EZ as it provides for a better user experience and a higher level of security and protection of your data.
Brown_EZ is an open, unencrypted network intended for occasional, brief web browsing or for connection of devices which are not compatible with Brown-Secure. Brown_EZ requires a Brown username and password to connect.
CIS Software Services negotiates and manages software licenses for the most commonly used applications at Brown. The software distribution download page provides an extensive list of available software which is available to members of the Brown community at no cost.
The CIS Help Desk offers assistance with the removal and clean up of infected computers after the steps in the online documentation have been attempted and do not address the problem.
Shared mailboxes provide a means to receive email at a general (rather than personal) address. Mail is delievered to a centralized location where it can be accessed by up to ten people.
Curricular and event support for faculty, staff and students, including technology and training for over 150 classrooms and lecture halls on campus. If you have reserved a room on campus and need to project your computer screen, use a microphone, etc., you will need to fill out the request form.
Google Groups provide a means to receive email at a general (rather than personal) address. Email sent to the address is redirected to one or more individuals at their personal addresses, and not held in a central mailbox. Google Groups can also be used to assign permissions within Google, such as the ability to view a Google Calendar, Document, or Site.
The Brown University Switchboard Operators answer Brown's main telephone number, (401) 863-1000 (or “0”) during normal business hours. The operators connect callers to the appropriate person or department, answer general questions and provide information on Campus events.
ADP prints employee paychecks and provides online access to pay stubs and W2 tax forms for Brown employees.