Posted on 30 March 2020
With split tunnelling, only your connections to University services go through the VPN. This improves the performance of external services (especially for conferencing with Zoom, Circuit and Google Meet) as communications use your home broadband connection, without being sent back to campus.
Further details on this feature can be found here:
If you are using a managed laptop you will receive an automatic update that adds two options to your list of available connections in Pulse Secure:
If you are using an unmanaged or personal laptop you can manually add the new split connection.
This is the same process as adding the full connection on unmanaged and personal devices, but you would use the server URL https://webvpn.york.ac.uk/split
For the fastest experience we recommend using the split option, unless you have a specific need to use the all traffic option. Some reasons why you might want to use this all traffic option are:
Regardless of which option you choose you must always follow good security practices whilst working from home:
Our guides for setting up the VPN can be found here:
If you have any questions about using the VPN please email firstname.lastname@example.org.