Information Technology and Services


Information Technology and Services (ITS) provides members of the Syracuse University community with access to software downloads. Below is a table of software available through the ITS Website.

Syracuse University licensed software will require that you authenticate with your NetID and password or one assigned by ITS. If you require software downloads for your off-campus computer, please refer to the process for Staff Remote Access.

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Release Date Description Restrictions
SURA Remote Access Tool ( Windows 7, 8.1 & 10 10/18/2011

SURA provides secure remote access to Syracuse University computing resources. It both installs and configures the SU VPN connection as well as maps network drives/printers, makes remote desktop connections, and simplifies OWA email access

Windows XP users must have the .Net 2.0 framework (or higher) installed for this client to function. You can download version 3.5 here.

Required reading Federal export law and VPN software.

SURA combines many technologies that allow remote access to campus computing resources. As such, not all resources are available to all users. Those with questions as to the level of access SURA provides should contact their local support staff.
MAC OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite) VPN Setup Tool

Mac OS X 10.6+


VPN setup for Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite)

Linux VPN Client Linux 6/11/2009 0.9.6 release of a Linux VPN client for connections to the Syracuse University VPN.  The current release offers support for Ubuntu 7.10, 8.04, 8.10 and Fedora Core 9 distributions. Faculty, Staff, Student
PuTTY Secure Shell Client Windows   Desktop application providing secure communication and file transfer services. Faculty, Staff, Student
Note: MAC OS X and Linux users should use their native SSH client.