An SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network) is a form of VPN that can be used with a standard Web browser. In short, it provides a secure tunnel to the University's resources from the Internet.
In general, the installation should take about 10-15 min on a broadband connection. This will be dependent mainly on the system's connection speed and processor as several components are downloaded and installed.
The VPN policies may prevent a user from accessing certain systems and services. Please check with the system administrator of the system or service to see if any such restriction has been put in place.