The F5 Big-IP Edge client provides a secure connection for accessing an @northwestern.edu (Exchange) email account using Outlook. If you are a Feinberg faculty, staff member, or student, you are required to use this VPN client before accessing your email account, whether you are on campus or off campus. Because Big-IP Edge is used only for email access, you will still need to use traditional VPN to connect to shared drives and other University resources (e.g., Kronos) when you're off campus.
When the F5 Big-IP Edge client was pushed to your University computer, it was preconfigured with the appropriate server information to allow you to connect easily. Your computer settings were also modified to automatically open the client when you turn your computer on. All you need to do is add your NetID and NetID password to complete the configuration.