"A Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) is a kind of VPN that runs on Secure Socket Layers technology and is accessible via https over web browsers. It permits users to establish safe and secure remote access sessions from virtually any Internet connected browser. Traditional VPN requires the installation of IPSec client software on a client machine before a connection is established whereas SSL VPN has no such requirement. Users are able to access confidential applications or shared files on standard web browsers. The main benefit of SSL VPN technology is that because it is user-based, not device-based, any authorized user can login from web-enabled PCs for secure, remote access of confidential files.