When to Use SSL VPNs
Now that you have a basic understanding of the operation and use of SSL VPNs, I’ll discuss when SSL VPNs make sense. Normally, I would consider using clientless SSL VPNs when some or all of the following are true:
Users use a web browser to access and interact with their applications.
Users need to access only a very limited number of company resources and not a wide range of hosts and services.
As an administrator, you have very little or no control over the user’s desktop and the software that is or isn’t installed on it.
Users need only occasional access to the network, where sometimes this access is not from their PC but a public device such as an unmanaged PC (PC at an Internet café or an airport or library kiosk).