I'm currently staying in a student residence on an university campus. The people in charge of the internet access of the whole campus would like to take over the students' network, which is at the moment administrated by a group of students.
This wouldn't be a problem, if they weren't going to put in place application filtering for the whole campus, for "security purposes".
As of now, we have to use a proxy to access the internet. Having some concerns for my privacy, I would like to use a VPN.
My questions are :
In the context of an university campus, how can application filtering improve security ?
Considering the net admin controls the proxy and is able to perform application filtering (DPI ?), would he be able to detect/block VPN traffic (even if it's running on server port 443) ?
If yes, is there a better way to prevent this filtering ?