What is it about the workplace network that does not allow me to connect to a VPN? Is it because of the firewall?
How can this be achieved?
To look at a customer's environment I have been given a VPN access to their network. However, it seems I cannot connect to this VPN when I am at my workplace. I can connect to it from my home network. Though this is the first time I am asking, I understand this is a well-known phenomenon.
Is it likely that my office network has a firewall that does not allow connecting to VPN, blocking outbound traffic on whatever port the VPN uses? Are there any established solutions for this sort of connectivity between two different networks?
Answering some questions in comments:
I am trying to connect out of my workplace network, i.e. when I am connected to my office network I want to connect to a customer's VPN
In this case I am using Connectivity VPN Client, which I believe is Cisco VPN but I believe the same "issue" (if it can be called that; probably there is a good reason this is not allowed) with other VPN products as well.