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Off-campus access to Athena has been limited to reduce the chance that someone on the Internet exploits a known software defect introduced by the software’s supplier and developer, Ellucian. 

On July 20, the University of Georgia received a notification of this defect from Ellucian. There is no evidence that the software defect has been exploited at UGA or elsewhere. 

Out of caution, EITS has limited Athena access to on-campus users, or off-campus users who use the Remote Access VPN or the vLab service until the defect has been resolved.

Students, faculty and staff who are off campus can use the Remote Access VPN or the vLab service to access Athena. 

Students, faculty and staff on campus and behind the campus firewall should be able to access Athena as normal. 

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