Remote access for individual users is provided to Hopkins affiliates by JHPulse, which is available online through the enterprise portal. In contrast, site-to-site VPNs allow remote offices, networks, or groups of computers establish secure connections to selected networks or computers within the Johns Hopkins internal network. Two types of site-to-site VPNs are available and described below. A side-by-side comparison chart is also available to help customers determine which type of VPN they need.
A Business-to-Business VPN (B2B) typically provides secure communications between Johns Hopkins internal network devices and business partners or vendors. An example of the need for a B2B VPN would be the manufacturer or vendor of network enabled hospital equipment (such as an MRI or CT scanner) who needs direct access to their devices via the internet in order to provide support and maintenance. B2B VPN network access is strictly controlled to provide access only to specific devices or groups of devices. It does not provide internet access or unlimited access to Johns Hopkins internal networks. A general diagram of a business-to-business VPN is available here.
$2,500 one-time setup fee
$600 annual maintenance fee
If you would like to request a new B2B VPN, please download and complete the B2B VPN Request Form. This form must be filled out in its entirety, including cost center, before work can begin on the new VPN. Please submit the completed form to email@example.com, and include the name of the vendor who is requesting the new VPN in your email. A network security engineer will contact you to review and confirm your request. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Please allow 10 business days for configuration and testing before your requested activation date.
A Small Office-Home Office VPN (SOHO) provides a block of internal Johns Hopkins network addresses to a remote office. SOHO VPN connections allow internet access and unlimited access to other Johns Hopkins internal networks. For more information about SOHO VPNs, please contact email@example.com.