|VigorPro 5510 UTM Firewall with Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam||SME|
VigorPro Unified Security Firewall
The VigorPro Security Firewall featuring UTM (Unified Threat Management) protects from network threats at the point of entry. Combined with your own prudent personnel policy, the VigorPro enables you to provide far stronger protection and detection than with simpler firewalls. This includes built-in real-time anti-virus scanning, Anti-Spam, anti-trojan and Intusion detection/protection. VPN facilities also make the VigorPro ideal for your world connecitivity for remote offices and teleworkers.
The VigorPro also provides two WAN ports to allow you to have load balancing/bandwith aggegation across two separate WAN feeds, or use the secondary WAN port as a backup on another feed in case your first Internet feed (e.g. broadband connection) fails. In summary, the VigorPro provides your network with far greater security, productivity and resilience.
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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 need for 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:
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.
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VPN Trunking is the facility to create more than one VPN tunnel 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 VigorPro supports both Failover and Load Balancing modes for VPN Trunks.
The VigorPro already supports load balancing to the Internet using its dual-WAN ports. What VPN trunking does is enables a tunnel to be created down each WAN connection to the same remote location creating a single virtual tunnel, as far as the traffic and LAN devices/clients are concerned.
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).
3G Cellular Data Features
The VigorPro 5510's USB port can host a compatible 3G modem or cellphone for access to the cellular network for full Internet Access. Most UK networks now provide high speed HSDPA data connections at up to 3.6Mb/s or 7.2Mb/s download speed. The 3G connection can be used as your primary/only Internet access, or as backup to your main ADSL line connection. This is not only ideal for homes or offices which don't want to pay fixed line + broadband rental, but also for temporary locations, or those to where fixed lines aren't available.
Supported 3G Modems / Phones
The VigorPro 5510 and 3G cellular modem setup is ideal for:
Note: DrayTek have no control over local network/provider operations, changes in network facilities/tarrifs nor make any claim over specific network compatibility. Please assure yourself that the router will be compatible with your chosen cellular network and provider and that you have adequate signal coverage before committing to any contract term. Please also ensure that your chosen provider and the tariff allows access to all of your required applications (e.g. VPN, VoIP, Messaging etc.) as many packages exist, some blocking certain data types.
Every day, new viruses, spams, trojans, web sites are being developed and distributed, so it's important that your VigorPro is kept up to date with the latest threat information. The VigorPro updates itself automatically to ensure that it has the latest threat information. There are various options and the VigorPro includes a 12 month DT-DT AV/AI licence as standard.
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