Supports two Gigabit Ethernet WAN Ports
with selectable SFP Socket for WAN1
USB 3G/4G/LTE USB modem can also be added
Wireless Management of up to 30 DrayTek APs
DrayOS Operating System
High performance - up to 500Mb/s firewall throughput
DrayTek Firewall with huge flexibility
Temperature Monitoring (optional thermometer)
High Availability (Hardware failover)
Hardware DMZ (LAN) RJ-45 Port
Conditional User Management
Multiple Private LAN Subnets
SMS (Text Message) Alert
VLANs (802.1q tag-based)
IGMP v3 MultiCast
Content Filtering (by keyword, data type or category)
LDAP Integration for VPN and user access
QoS (Layer 2&3, 802.1p & TOS/DCSP)
Up to 100 VPN tunnels for LAN-to-LAN or teleworkers
VPN Trunk/Backup to remote sites
SSL VPN - Tunnel or Proxy (50 users)
Optional VigorCare Available
The Vigor 2952 is a router/firewall with two Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports, providing load balancing or failover for up to two WAN connections. WAN1 can be selected as either RJ-45 or SFP format (SFP is for fibre modules). There are four LAN RJ-45 ports (Gigabit). The Vigor 2952 runs DrayTek's own DrayOS operating system, providing familiarity for users of other existing DrayTek products.
Robust & Comprehensive Firewall
Security is always taken seriously with DrayTek routers. The firewall protects against attacks including DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, IP-based attacks and access by unauthorised remote systems. Wireless, Ethernet and VPN are also protected by various protection systems. The DrayTek object-based firewall allows even more setup flexibility than ever, enabling you to create combinations of users, rules and restrictions to suit multi-departmental organisations. The Vigor 2952 now also allows selective direction firewall rules of LAN to WAN, WAN to LAN or LAN to VPN. In addition, QoS (Quality of Service Assurance) can now be selectively applied to specific users.
For mission critical applications, a pair of Vigor 2952's can be set up in high-availability mode - also known as 'hardware failover'. This removes the Vigor 2952 as a single point of failure if it ceases operation or is damaged - the standby router takes over operations.
Web Content Filtering
The content control features of the Vigor 2952 allows you to set restrictions on web site access, blocking download of certain file or data types, blocking specific web sites with whitelists or blacklists, blocking IM/P2P applications or other potentially harmful or wasteful content. Restrictions can be per user, per PC or universal. Using DrayTek's GlobalView service, you can block whole categories of web sites (e.g. gambling, adult sites etc.), subject to an annual subscription to the Cyren Globalview service, which is continuously updated with new or changed site categorisations or sites which have become compromised (such as infected with Malware). A free 30-day trial is included with your new router.
The Vigor 2952 has built-in user management which allows you to provide conditional internet access to different users based on their own unique login (stored in the router, or on an external Radius server) and including the restrictions of web content filtering (above) too.
3G/4G Cellular Data Features
The Vigor 2952's USB port can host a compatible 3G/4G/LTE USB modem for access to the cellular network for full Internet Access as your primary or failover WAN connectivity. Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Either of the Vigor 2952's USB ports can also be used to add storage memory to the unit in the form of a USB memory stick. That memory can be used for recording syslogs or accessed as a simple FTP/file storage for users, local or remote (password protected). Requires a USB memory stick (up to 64Gb, FAT32 formatted). WAN Load Balancing & Backup
The Vigor 2952's two WAN interfaces can be used either for WAN-Backup or load balancing. Each of the 2 WAN Ethernet ports can be connected to any Ethernet-based Internet connection, such as a DSL modem, cable modem, leased line etc. One port can use an SFP module instead of Ethernet.
In Load-balancing mode, the router will spread your Internet sessions across all Internet connections to make best use of your available total bandwidth. This can be automatic, according to rules or reserving specific WAN connections for specific clients or services.
WAN-Backup (failover) provides contingency (redundancy) in case of your primary connection or ISP sufferers temporary outage. Internet Traffic will be temporarily routed via the second, third or fourth Internet connection. When normal services is restored to your primary line(s), all traffic is switched back to that.
802.1q Tagged, Wireless & Port Based VLAN
The Vigor 2925 features a hugely flexible VLAN system. Each of the six Gigabit LAN ports can be isolated from each other, for example to feed different companies or departments but keeping their local traffic completely separated.
VPN - Linking remote offices, HQ, teleworkers and mobile staff
A feature central to DrayTek routers is the VPN (Virtual Private Networking) features. A VPN enables you to link two remote offices, branch offices back to HQ or home-based/mobile teleworkers back to your office. Once connected, they have access to your office/remote resources through a secure encrypted tunnel allowing remote desktop, file sharing and seamless access to other resources and devices.
The Vigor 2952 allows you to set up up to 100 simultaneous VPN tunnels to remote offices or from remote teleworkers. The Vigor 2952 industry standard protocols, including encryption and authentication methods. Teleworkers can authenticate directly with your LDAP server if preferred.
The Vigor2952 supports VPN trunking; this allows you to create tunnels down muliple WAN connections to a remote site in order to increase bandwidth. VPN trunking also provides failover (backup) of your VPN route down a secondary WAN connection.
The Vigor 2952 also supports SSL VPN. These are encrypted tunnels linking your teleworker back to your main office but they are 'clientless in that your O/S does not need to generate the tunnel and you do not need to install any VPN software manually. You instigate an SSL tunnel from your regular web browser, so it could be in a web cafe or guest network, and the tunnel is creating using SSL technology - the same encryption that you use for secure web sites such as your bank. The Vigor2952 can operate SSL VPNs in either Proxy or full tunnel mode and allows up to 50 simultaneous incoming users. For SSL VPN tunnel mode Windows OS is supported.
The Vigor 2960 is a high-performance dual-Gigabit WAN firewall. The two dedicated Gigabit WAN ports can provide load balancing or WAN failover. Based on a new DrayTek OS platform, the Vigor 2960 provides high performance with DrayTek's traditional ease of use and comprehensive features set. Extensive QoS, VLAN Web Content filtering features help keep your network efficiency and online productivity high.
As a VPN endpoint/concentrator, the Vigor 2960 will support up to 200 simultaneous teleworker or LAN-to-LAN VPNs with a VPN throughput of up to 500Mb/s dependant on protocol, thanks to its hardware-based VPN co-processor. VPN security includes certificate, MOTP or token/PSK based access and key-hash authentication to ensure maximum security.
For ease of remote access, the Vigor 2960 can provide up to 20 simultaneous SSL VPN web-proxy tunnels, making remote access to your network possible from virtually anywhere without the inconvenience or compatibility issues of installing a VPN client. As SSL is a standard Internet protocol (used for web sites) )SSL VPNs are also resilient to difficulties in creating tunnels through guest networks (web cafes, hotels etc.) where traditional IPSec/PPTP tunnels can often have difficulties. SSL encryption is strong too, using 128bit DES/3DES or AES. Using MoTP, your teleworker passwords are strong and realtime; a password is generated in real-time by your mobile phone (iphone, Android etc.) which can be used once only, and only at the time its generated. In addition to Web-proxy mode, full SSL VPN tunnelling is supported for Windows OS via a Java applet or the Smart VPN Client.
For even greater resilience, the Vigor2960 provides High Availability (HA). The CARP protocol (equivalent to VRRP or HSRP) lets you set up a master and secondary Vigor2960 whereby in the event of the master unit failing, the secondary unit can seamlessly and automatically switch over. This can remove the possibility of a single point of failure within your routers. Additionally, multiple active Vigor2960's can provide reciprocal routing backup to other active Vigor2960s.
VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) enable you to link two remote computers or networks securely using the public Internet. An encrypted tunnel is created to carry your private data between the two sites. Tunnels making use of PPTP, L2TP, AES and IPSec protocols have been available on Vigor routers for many years and provide a simple to set up solution for your site-to-site or teleworker VPNs. SSL VPNs provide a new method for teleworker to central site VPN, providing great convenience, low TCO and simplicity where other methods may not be possible.
The benefits of SSL VPNs
One potential drawback of using the above methods for a Teleworker-to-central site VPN is that they need compatiable protocol stacks at each end (e.g. an IPSec client or hardware) and most importantly those protocols need to be freely passed by your local host network. This isn't normally a problem where you own the computers and the network in use and you can install any client, software or hardware you choose, as well as allowing any traffic types you like. Where it can become a problem is where you are using someone else's computer or network where either you cannot use the O/S VPN client, or the host network blocks VPN protocols or makes them unreliable. This is most commonly a problem when using WiFi hotspots or other public Internet access methods (hotels, conference centres etc.).
You may already have heard of SSL previously, and you have almost certainly used it. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the protocol used by all web browsers for accessing 'secure' web sites. You will have used secure web sites whenver you have used your credit card online or accessed your banking web sites, for example. SSL is supported by all web browsers, and as it is so commonly used, all hotspots and other public Internet will always allow SSL to pass properly. By using the SSL protocol for your telework VPN tunnel you therefore have some important benefits:
Traditional VPN (e.g. AES/IPSecSSL VPN Requires VPN Client or Hardware Uses Standard Web Browser SSL Support for popular O/S's only Compatible with all computers/browsers Licence fees all for some vendor
client software (Not DrayTek though!) No client licence fees Requires user to operate VPN Client No special operator procedures.
Just use your web browser. At OSI 'network' layer At OSI 'session' layer AES/DES/3DES Encryption SSL Encryption Full network access (unless filtered) Ability to easily restrict users to
specific web applications Network Level Access as standard. Network level access via
DrayTek Java Tunnel Plug-in
(Windwos OS only) Teleworker or Site-to-Site (LAN-to-LAN) Teleworker-to-Host site only Another advantage of web based SSL VPN is that your host Vigor router presents the user with his/her login page to the network within their browser and then can provide access only to the web based applications or local servers which you allow as opposed to a regular VPN which connects the user to the network directly for access to any resource which is accessible locally. No TCP/UDP ports have to be opened on your host router; if the user cannot login to the VPN, they won't get access.
As mentioned previously, an SSL VPN uses your standard web browser; this means that for your web based applications running at your office (webmail, Intranet, Thin Clients etc.) SSL VPNs work really well for this access method, which is called 'SSL Web Proxy' mode. A very common application for SSL VPN is remote desktop. By using the Windows 'Remote Desktop Web Connection', your office desktop will be accessible from your web browser whereever you are and whoever's computer you're using. In addition, by using Vigor web proxy, you can browse external web sites via the tunnel, thus bypassing any local web site blocking policy (content filtering or local polcies). If you are familiar with 'port redirection' or 'open ports setup' on Vigor routers, SSL Proxy to your internal web services is very similar in concept to this except that the data passes through a secured tunnel, hence increasing security and privacy.
Please check on specific models for the level of SSL VPN supported.
MOTP (Mobile One-time Passwords)
As an alternative to a fixed password for remote teleworkers, you can make use of DrayTek's Mobile One-Time Password (MOTP) system to add Two-layer authentication. A One-time password is generated dynamically each time you want to connect, works once only and expires immediately. For DrayTek MOTP, the authentication device is your mobile phone; MOTP applets are available for Symbian mobile phones (e.g. Nokia), most phones supporting Java and the Apple iPhone™.
SSL VPNs beyond the Browser
Using the web browser for your remote access is great for accessing web-based applications (intranet, webmail, remote web desktop etc.) but it does not provide access to the actual network directly, for example for shared directory access, network resources or other applications which are not browser based. Only data or applications which are available in your web browser locally are available remotely via the SSL Proxy (see above).
For full network access, DrayTek provide an Java Tunnel plug-in (a VPN client, effectively) which can transfer at the network layer, making a fully VPN tunnel. This is called SSL Tunnel mode. This plug-in is downloaded automatically by your browser from the host Vigor router when you log into the SSL VPN and select Tunnel mode. You are then fully connected to the remote network for direct network resource access. In this way, you are no longer limited to running web-based applications and can access shares and other network resources.
VPN Trunking is the facility to create more than one VPN tunnel, over a second Wan CONNECTION, to the same remote location in order to provide either increased bandwidth between the two sites (load balancing) or resilience (failover) in the event that one tunnel/connection is interrupted. The Vigor 2960 supports both Failover and Load Balancing modes for VPN Trunks.
The Vigor 2960 already supports load balancing to the Internet using its dual-WAN ports. What VPN trunking does is enables a single virtual tunnel to be created across both WAN connections to the same remote location creating a single virtual tunnel, recombining the tunnel at the other end. As far as the traffic and LAN devices/clients are concerned, there is just a single tunnel, with increased bandwidth.
In the diagram above, you can see a single virtual tunnel as far as the LAN at each end is concerned. Within the router, two WAN connections are being used with each router, across which the VPN tunnel can be spread, increasing total capacity and/or redundancy (for failover).
The Vigor 3910 is a Multi-WAN VPN Router designed for high performance and capable of handling the requirements of large and complex networks, with applications including Remote Access, Firewalling, Load-Balancing and Failover.
Featuring 12 LAN and WAN interfaces in total, 4 dedicated LAN ports and 8 switchable ports that can operate as LAN or WAN ports to fit your network requirements.
With up to 9Gb/s of NAT & Firewall throughput, the Vigor 3910 is suitable for the most demanding and bandwidth intensive SME applications. Each of the WAN ports on the Vigor 3910 can be grouped together to provide Load Balancing or operate as Failover or Backup WAN connections.
Based on the familiar DrayOS platform, the Vigor 3910 combines high performance and capacity with DrayTek's traditional ease of use and comprehensive feature set.
For multi-tenant or departmental flexibility, the Vigor3910 will support multiple LAN IP subnets, together with VLAN capabilities and user management, providing access to WAN resources only to the appropriate users or departments, as well as maintaining infrastructure efficiency.
Powerful 10GbE-Capable Internet Gateway
Featuring Firewall throughput up to 9Gb/s, the Vigor 3910 can handle the most demanding networks. High-Performance VPN Concentrator
Capable of handling up to 500 active VPN tunnels, with 3Gb/s of encrypted tunnel bandwidth. Flexible WAN Architecture
Load Balance up to 8 Internet connections to ensure reliable connectivity and high speeds. Flexible WAN & LAN Ports
8 of the Vigor 3910's 12 physical ports can be switched between LAN or WAN modes. High Availability
Connect a pair of Vigor 3910 routers to provide a hardware backup solution. Manage Multiple Networks
Create up to 50 separate networks, with 802.1Q VLAN tag support and port-based VLAN. Robust & Comprehensive Firewall
Control traffic into and out of your network with DrayTek's object-based IP & IPv6 filtering. 10GbE SFP+ & 2.5GbE Ports
Provide fast, high bandwidth uplinks to Fibre, Switches, Servers & Network Attached Storage. Web Content Filtering with DNS Filter
Control access to apps such as Whatsapp and Youtube. Block websites with Category-based Content Filtering. DrayTek SSL VPN
Access the Vigor 3910's networks remotely at up to 1Gb/s with TLS encrypted VPN tunnels. Central Management with VigorACS
Easily provision, monitor and manage remote sites without on-site IT or dedicated staff. DrayDDNS - Dynamic DNS
Use the free DrayDDNS Dynamic DNS service to easily locate & connect to your router and its services remotely. Quality of Service
Prioritise latency-sensitive applications on your network with Quality of Service (802.1p and DSCP) support. Central AP Management
Easily manage and provision DrayTek VigorAP access points and VigorSwitch switches.