SSL VPN (Secure socket layer virtual private network) definition
SSL VPN (Secure socket layer virtual private network) is a unique type of VPN. Unlike traditional VPNs, it provides a secure connection through the web browser that needs special software installed on the device.
See also: VPN token
SSL VPN use cases:
- Remote access for company employees: SSL VPNs let employees securely access their company’s network and assets from out-of-the-office locations, like home Wi-Fi networks.
- Secure access to the web apps: Often, businesses use SSL VPNs for remote access to web-based applications. That way, employees can interact with sensitive applications and CRM systems securely.
- Business partner and client access: This type of VPN can grant limited access to external business partners. That way, they can interact with the information without exposing the network to security risks.