SoftLayer VPN access is designed to allow users to remotely manage all servers and services associated with their account over SoftLayer’s private network. A VPN connection from your location to the private network allows for unlimited file transfers, out-of-band management and server rescue through an encrypted VPN tunnel. Communicating using the private network is inherently more secure and gives users the flexibility to limit public access while still being able to access their servers. Any user on your account can be given VPN access, which is available as both SSL and PPTP. VPN interactions through the SoftLayer Customer Portal allow for VPN access customization at the user level.