IISERB Computer Center has installed a Secure Socket Layer VPN (SSL-VPN) server to allow access to IISERB computing resources through the public telecommunication infrastructure and the Internet. SSL-VPN employs encryption and other strong security protocols and allows two computers to create a private, secure communications tunnel through the Internet. This ensures that only authorized users can access the IISERB network and that their data cannot be intercepted.
"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.
SSL-VPN allows authorized users to securely connect to the IISERB data network from off campus using various commercial Internet Service Providers (ISPs) (i.e. TATA, BSNL, Reliance, MSN, AOL, etc.).
Using SSL-VPN, remote users are connected to the IISERB internal network as if they were directly connected to the campus network. This allows IISERB remote users to access servers and other devices restricted to IISERB network users and isolated from the outside. What SSL-VPN Provides? SSL-VPN is capable to perform following tasks : - Extend geographic connectivity. - Improve security - Reduce transit time and transportation costs for remote users. - Simplify network topology. - Provide global networking opportunities. - Provide telecommuter support. - Provide broadband networking compatibility. - Improve productivity. - Reduce operational costs versus traditional WAN. In IISERB, SSL-VPN is used to provide secure, reliable and proper network connectivity to mobile off-campus users. They can access all servers and applications which they can access from within IISERB campus.
How to Use SSL-VPN Connection
Open your web browser and access https://gateway.iiserb.ac.in You will get the following login screen.