For most individuals, there is no need to connect to the VPN to access EWU services. Only a handful of services require the VPN and they are:

  • NetStorage S: and Personal Drives

If it's not listed here, for example Banner or Outlook, the VPN is not needed. For the list of services that do not require the use of VPN, see this article.

Connecting to the VPN does not increase or affect the security of those services that do not require it. EWU's VPN utilizes what is called a split-tunnel. Any traffic not destined for an EWU hosted services is not passed over the VPN. For example, your email is sent directly to/from Microsoft Office 365 and never passes over the VPN.