By: Renjan George, Managing Director, DVCOM Technology
VigorACS 3 is the latest update of DrayTek’s Network Management System (NMS). It supports all current DrayTek routers, access points, and switches, providing an integrated platform for configuration, monitoring, and management. VigorACS 3 is also the core of the DrayTek SD-WAN solution. It is the central software where Network Administrator can perform configuration, provisioning, and monitoring to the edge routers. With the support of server load balancing/failover, VigorACS 3 meets most of the ISP/Enterprise requirements of server SLA and resilience and is ideal for hosting both public/private cloud management services.
- Provisioning – Allow new devices to set themselves up and download the latest firmware
- Monitoring – Get notified when a device lost its WAN, VPN, or connection with the ACS server
- Statistics – Network insights about device, client, and traffic over a specified period
- VPN Wizard – Create an IPsec, L2TP, or SSL VPN between managed devices within a few clicks
- Maintenance – Schedule an off-hour firmware update, configuration change, or device restart
- Report – Generate a network-based report about traffic, firmware version, device status, and more
Quality-Driven Dashboard: The quality of every WAN/VPN interface is measured by latency, loss, and jitter. A quality-driven dashboard helps Network administrators to understand the reliability of the interfaces at one glance.
VoIP MOS and SLA: Every VoIP call is also monitored by MOS, latency, loss, and jitter. With a call history list, Network Administrator can easily retrieve information for calls with poor quality.
VoIP Experience Optimization: Based on the interface quality records, VigorACS 3 can adjust the metric to make sure all edge routers always use the best-quality interface for VoIP to optimize the VoIP experiences.
Application Visibility and SD-WAN Policy: The application visibility lets Network Administrator understand the data usage. From every single client, via which WAN, to which application, at what time.
Based on the application visibility, Network Administrator can create SD-WAN policies to send business-critical applications through the best-quality interface to optimize the user experience.
Client Management with Captive Portal
VigorACS 3 as Captive Portal Server: Many of the Vigor Router and VigorAP models support captive portal functions, that they can redirect LAN clients to VigorACS 3 to go through the hotspot login process. This function is ideal for retail, restaurants, coffee shops, and hospitality to do Wi-Fi marketing and learn more about their clients for future marketing campaigns.
Hotspot Clients Analytics: Besides the splash page, VigorACS 3 also provides a detailed analytics view, where business owners can have an in-depth understanding of the new customers, the return customers, the visiting frequency, and which branches have been visited…etc. Further marketing campaigns can be made accordingly.
Robust Splash Page with Multilingual: Intuitively customize the splash page to meet business needs. The live preview provides a “what you see is what you get” experience of splash page editing. Supporting 20 different languages, restaurant/hospitality business owners can speak their customers’ language.
Hotspot Clients Analytics: Besides the splash page, VigorACS 3 also provides a detailed analytics view, where business owners can have an in-depth understanding of the new customers, the return customers, the visiting frequency, and which branches have been visited, etc. Further marketing campaigns can be made accordingly.