ACS stands for Automatic Configuration Server. Draytek VigorACS is a cloud-based central management system for Draytek routers, switches and access points. VigorACS support all current Draytek products. The system maintains two-way communication with the device and periodically records system information, including traffic volumes and device connections. ACS does not record any user data, so there are no privacy or GDPR implications.
Modern equipment is very reliable, but if a device fails, then an efficient restoration of functionality will require a current configuration file. This file contains all the device setup including network settings, firewall rules and VPN settings. In the event of a hardware failure or the settings becoming corrupt, Atomik.biz can reprogram a replacement unit to the last backup.
Programming a device from scratch because no backup is available will take longer and will usually require a site visit. The Draytek VigorACS system can do daily backups and typically keeps 20 days of backups.
Reporting and alarms
VigorACS stores system logs and report alarms and notifications. Reporting allows prompt intervention to fix faults quickly and possibly see intermittent failures before they become more serious. It also provides details of data usage.
Firmware updates are released regularly for Draytek products which is one of the many benefits of using a premium product. These updates address security vulnerabilities as well as adding new features and fixing problems. Draytek VigorACS can be used to scheduled automatic firmware updates during non-business hours.
Setting up VigorACS
Setting up VigorACS involves creating an online account. Each device then needs to have the connection settings setup and tested. The device initiates the connection, so can still use VigorACS if they are not directly accessible from the Internet.
There is a monthly subscription per device configured on Draytek VigorACS. Contact us to discuss your needs.