Learn more about Student VPN for Blackboard

CPUT will be introducing a new VPN solution (Global Protect VPN) which will replace the current student data allocations, provided by the university. 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

Android Installation

Installation on Laptop/PC

Instructions to download and install the VPN client can be found via the video and VPN installation guide below: 

  • Video to be embedded here <attached>
  • Global Protect Installation Guide (link to installation guide) <attached>

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.

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 

  • 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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