An SSL VPN is a fantastic remote working tool that really enables you and your users to work from anywhere, anytime so long as you have an internet connection. The SSL VPN can be used with a standard Web browser and does not require the installation of specialized client software on the end user’s computer. It’s used to give remote users access to all their applications and everything on the network as if they were the office. This has proved to be extremely useful for businesses when hazardous conditions such as severe snow mean people can’t always get to the office. It also allows users to work late into the evening or weekends if they need to catch up or want to be proactive in getting ahead.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure communications mechanism for data and other information transmitted between two endpoints. An SSL VPN consists of one or more VPN devices to which the user connects by using his Web browser. The traffic between the Web browser and the SSL VPN device is encrypted with the SSL protocol or its successor, the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.
An SSL VPN offers versatility, ease of use and granular control for a range of users on a variety of computers, accessing resources from many locations.