VPN is used to connect to the AState network when you are not physically on campus. VPN is only available on Windows and Mac computers, it is not available on iOS or Android devices.

This is beneficial for people who need access to things like Banner 9, Fileshare and Remote Desktop when you are away from campus.

You do not need to use VPN in order to access my.Astate, the A-State website, email, Self Service Banner, Blackboard or Touchnet when you're away from campus because these things are always accessible, no matter what location, as long as you have Wi-Fi access.