VPN Solution for Students for Off Campus Access

CPUT will be introducing a new VPN solution (Global Protect VPN) which will replace the current student data allocations, provided by the university, which will be ending on 31 August 2020. The new VPN solution will allow students to securely access CPUT network resources, at no cost, when off campus. This solution has been successfully implemented within universities both locally and internationally with great success.

How to Prepare

The GlobalProtect VPN client can be downloaded via the following links:

Iphone Installation

  • Apple App Store:

Help Document

Android Installation

  • Google Play:

Help Document

Installation on Laptop/PC
Instructions to download and install the VPN client can be found via the video and VPN installation guide below:

Connecting from Off-Campus

Once you’ve installed the VPN client, you navigate to the VPN Portal (https://sop.cput.ac.za) with your device to connect to CPUT online resources.

Please Note: You need to switch on your mobile data in order to access the VPN portal with your mobile device. No data charges will be incurred and you will be able to connect with a zero data balance.

Which device platforms are supported?

The GlobalProtect VPN can be installed on the following device platforms:

  • Android
  • Windows
  • MAC OS
  • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Linux

Important Dates

  • 31 August 2020 – Student data allocations will come to an end
  • September 2020 – Global Protect VPN available to CPUT students


If you experience issues using the GlobalProtect VPN, please contact the CTS Service Desk at ctsservicedesk@cput.ac.za or alternatively at 021 959 6407

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