18.0 Overview of SSL VPN Services

The Novell® Access Manager SSL VPN uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) as the underlying security protocol for network transmissions. It uses encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that the data cannot be intercepted and only authorized users have access to the network.

The Novell SSL VPN server is accelerated by a reverse proxy, which can either be a NetWare® Access Gateway or a Linux Access Gateway.

The Novell SSL VPN uses both clientless and thin-client access methods to ensure that the administrator does not need to do special configuration for users to gain access to applications. Users can access SSL VPN services from any Web browser.