1.0 Overview of SSL VPN

The Novell Access Manager SSL VPN allows you to use a Web browser to access corporate resources securely from a remote site. It uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) with a virtual private connection (VPN). It is a clientless solution, and it eliminates the need to install or configure a VPN client on your desktop or laptop. This gives you the flexibility to access the corporate resources from a laptop, a home computer, or a Web browsing kiosk.

When you access the SSL VPN server through a Web browser, a Java applet or an ActiveX control is installed on your machine after the successful connection. This encrypts the traffic passing through the tunnel and sends it to the SSL VPN server.

This section describes the following features of SSL VPN: