SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network)

SSL VPN allows users to remotely access restricted network resources via a secure and authenticated pathway by encrypting all network traffic and giving the appearance that the user is on the local network, when off campus.

There are two SSL VPN options:

Web Proxy — Users access all available resources through a web-based interface. Resources appear as bookmarks on the SSL VPN start page and secure access is granted as though the user is using an internal IP address.  To access via web proxy go to and use your UKZN network credentials to logon.

Forticlient  — Users download   SSL VPN client that uses the SSL protocol and do not need to work through the web interface.

FortiClient Installation (VPN)