• Manage ultra fast high-speed Internet
  • Support IPv6 network for the next generation Internet
  • Business Continuity by Dual WAN Load-balancing/failover
  • PPPoE quota setting and MAC address filter
  • Support inbound load balance
  • 200 VPN tunnels for the secure remote access
  • Central VPN Management (CVM)
  • Support VPN Trunk failover mode
  • Up-to 400Mbps site-to-site VPN throughput (IPsec)
  • Advanced firewall for the network security
  • SMS, Email Alert and Notification object profiles for WAN/VPN connection
  • USB port supports USB temperature sensor
  • Working with TR-069 based VigorACS SI for the central management
  • Smart Monitor Traffic Analyzer (Up to 200 nodes)



The Vigor2960 Series serves as a VPN gateway and a central firewall for multi-site offices and tele-workers. With its high data throughput of two-Gigabit Ethernet, Dual WAN, VPN trunking and 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, the device facilitates productivity of versatile business operations. To secure communications between sites is the establishment of VPN tunnels up to 200 simultaneous tunnels.



overview-1 Enterprise Small Branch Office Deployment


DrayTek Vigor2960 Series - Dual-WAN Security Firewall offers:

  • Gigabit Dual WAN interface providing load-balancing and failover for high performance and business continuity

  • 4-port Gigabit LAN interface for facilitating managed services applications

  • Enhanced security including:

    - Object-base firewall with advance users (e.g. IP), applications (e.g. IM & P2P,) and content management (web category, keyword and URL) 

        - VPN connection for LAN-to-LAN (site-to-site) and Remote dial-in (client-to-site) with dynamic VPN services: IP Security (IPsec)

           VPNs (Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES] or Advanced Encryption Standard [AES]),and SSL VPN Web Proxy)

  • An 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet managed switch with VLAN support (Up to 20 VLAN groups)

  • Two USB 2.0 ports for printer, file sharing* and 3.5G/4G USB mobile broadband*

  • Bandwidth Management with 8-level priority Inbound/Outbound QoS

  • IPv4/IPv6 support to protect investment

  • TR-069 Management / Working with VigorACS SI



Architecture Features and Benefits


Security without compromise

The Vigor2960 series also provides high-security firewall options with both IP-layer and content based protection. The DoS/DDoS prevention and URL/Web content filter strengthen the security outside and inside the network. The enterprise-level CSM (Content Security Management) enables users to control and manage IM (Instant Messenger) and P2P (Peer to Peer) applications more efficiently. The CSM hence prevents inappropriate content from distracting employees and impeding productivity. Furthermore, the CSM can keep office networks threat-free and available. With CSM, you can protect confidential and essential data from modification or theft.

By incorporating Commtouch's GlobalView Web Content Filter services, DrayTek ensures its customers’ networks are protected by the best available security technology.


Enable real-time protection from emerging Web threats including malware, phishing and Zombies/bots

HR compliance/regulation

Prevent browsing to questionable content like pornography and hate sites


Block or monitors sites to maximize employee productivity

Bandwidth regulation

Identify sites that consume an organization’s bandwidth (e.g. movies, music)


Enterprise-level VPN Network

With a dedicated VPN co-processor, the hardware encryption of AES/DES/3DES and hardware key hash of SHA-1/MD5 are seamlessly handled, thus maintaining maximum router performance. For remote tele-workers and inter-office links, the Vigor2960 supports up to 200 simultaneous VPN tunnels (such as IPsec/PPTP/L2TP protocols) and the VPN throughput can reach up-to 400Mbps (IPsec).


More benefits

DrayTek has implemented IPv6 on Vigor2960 to ensure a smooth migration path for the affordable but faster broadband. The WAN-IPv6-connection can be established via Static IPv6, DHCPv6 and TSPC. It also supports Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) to calculate the route metric (Up-to Version 2). There are two USB ports on Vigor2960. In addition to the function of USB printer server, you can connect a compatible 3.5G USB mobile for access to the cellular network. You can also add storage memory to the USB port of Vigor2960 in the form of a USB memory key or a USB hard drive. Then, the FTP access file uploading/downloading can be from the local LAN of Vigor2960 or from anywhere on the Internet*. It is very simple for you to deploy file depository. With user name and passwords, each of file depository can have their own directories and/or file access rights.


Working with TR-069 Central Management System

The Vigor2960 Series can be centrally managed by VigorACS SI to lower the workload of the IT Dept. The VigorACS SI centrally manages essential router features, such as LAN, WAN, WLAN or VoIP without the technician visits that improves user experience and contribute significant cost-saving. For instance, admin can schedule firmware or configuration updates for selected devices at one time. It also offers the real-time alert to notify admin when things go wrong, such as disconnected or VPN dropped via e-mail and SMS to guarantee the faster response.



Vigor2960 Series - Dual-WAN Security Firewall delivers state-of-the-art security and performance which allows enterprise small branch-office customers to optimize the usage of the high-speed broadband access. Managed service provider and system integrator can install Vigor2960 Series to give business customers a complete network solution in their remote sites.


Technical Specifications of Vigor2960 

WAN Protocol


PPPoE, PPTP, DHCP client, static IP, L2TP*, Ipv6

Multi WAN

Outbound Policy based Load Balancing

Allow your local network to access Internet using multiple Internet connections with high-level of Internet connectivity availability.

Two dedicated Ethernet WAN ports (10/100/1000Mbps) and 1 active fiber (SFP) slot.

WAN fail-over or load-balanced connectivity.



PPTP, IPsec, L2TP, L2TP over IPsec.

Up to 200 connections simultaneously

LAN to LAN, remote access (teleworker-to-LAN), dial-in or dial-out.

VPN trunking

VPN load-balancing and VPN backup.

LDAP/Active Directory

Lightweight directory access protocol.  The enterprises use LDAP/Active Directory authentication technology to allow administrator, IT personnel and users to be authenticated when trying to access company's intranet environment.

NAT-traversal (NAT-T)

VPN over routes without VPN pass-through.

PKI certificate

Digital signature (X.509).

IKE authentication

Pre-shared key; IKE.


Hardware-based MD5, SHA-1.


MPPE and hardware-based AES/DES/3DES.

RADIUS client

Authentication for PPTP remote dial-in.

DHCP over IPsec

Because DrayTek add a virtual NIC on the PC, thus, while connecting to the server via IPSec tunnel, PC will obtain an IP address from the remote side through DHCP protocol, which is quite similar with PPTP.

GRE over IPsec

Creating a virtual point-to-point link to various brands of routers at remote sites over an IP internetwork.

Dead Peer Detection (DPD)

When there is traffic between the peers, it is not necessary for one peer to send a keep-alive to check for liveness of the peer because the IPSec traffic serves as implicit proof of the availability of the peer.

Smart VPN software utility

Provided free of charge for teleworker convenience (Windows environment).

Easy of adoption

No additional client or remote site licensing required.

Industrial-standard interoperability

Compatible with other leading 3rd party vendor VPN devices.


CVM, central VPN management, manages VPN tunnels easily.

Content Filter

IM/P2P blocking

Java applet, cookies, active X, compressed, executable, multimedia file blocking.
Web content filter

Web content filter

Dynamic URL filtering database.

Time schedule control

Set rule according to your specific office hours.


Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)

Outgoing/Incoming traffic inspection based on connection information.

Content Security Management(CSM)

Appliance-based gateway security and content filtering


You have been allocated multiple public IP address by your ISP. You hence can have a one-to-one relationship between a public IP address and an internal/private IP address. This means that you have the protection of NAT (see earlier) but the PC can be addressed directly from the outside world by its aliased public IP address, but still by only opening specific ports to it (for example TCP port 80 for an http/web server).

Port redirection

The packet is forwarded to a specific local PC if the port number matches with the defined port number. You can also translate the external port to another port locally.

Open Ports

As port redirection (above) but allows you to define a range of ports.

DMZ Port*

-This opens up a single PC completely. All incoming packets will be forwarded onto the PC with the local IP address you set. The only exceptions are packets received in response to outgoing requests from other local PCs or incoming packets which match rules in the other two methods.

-The precedence is as follows : Port Redirection > Open Ports > DMZ

Policy-based IP packet filter

The header information of an IP packet (IP or Mac source/destination addresses; source /destination ports; DiffServ attribute; direction dependent, bandwidth dependent, remote-site dependent.

DoS/DDoS prevention

Act of preventing customers, users, clients or other computers from accessing data on a computer.

IP address anti-spoofing

Source IP address check on all interfaces only IP addresses classified within the defined IP networks are allowed.

Object-based Firewall

Utilizes object-oriented approach to firewall policy


E-mail alert and logging via syslog.

Bind IP to MAC address

Flexible DHCP with 'IP-MAC binding'.

User/Rule base

User base integrates LDAP/Active Directory authentication to enforce policies.*

System Management

Web-based user interface (HTTP or HTTPS)

Integrated web server for the configuration of routers via Internet browsers with HTTP or HTTPS

Quick start wizard

Let administrator adjust time zone and promptly set up the Internet (PPPoE, PPTP, Static IP, DHCP).

User management

Dial-in access management (PPTP/L2TP and mOTP) .

CLI(Command Line Interface, Telnet/SSH)

Remotely administer computers via the telnet.

DHCP client/relay/server

Provides an easy-to configure function for your local IP network.

Dynamic DNS

When you connect to your ISP, by broadband or ISDN you are normally allocated an dynamic IP address. i.e. the public IP address your router is allocated changes each time you connect to the ISP. If you want to run a local server, remote users cannot predict your current IP address to find you.

Administration access control

The password can be applied to authentication of administrators.

Configuration backup/restore

If the hardware breaks down, you can recover the failed system within an acceptable time. Through TFTP, the effective way is to backup and restore configuration between remote hosts.

Port-based VLAN

Create separate groups of users via segmenting each of the Ethernet ports. Hence, they can or can't communicate with users in other segments, as required.

Built-in diagnostic function

Dial-out trigger, routing table, ARP cache table, DHCP table, NAT sessions table, data flow monitor, traffic graph, ping diagnosis, trace route.

NTP client/call scheduling

The Vigor has a real time clock which can update itself from your browser manually or more conveniently automatically from an Internet time server (NTP). This enables you to schedule the router to dial-out to the Internet at a preset time, or restrict Internet access to certain hours. A schedule can also be applied to LAN-to-LAN profiles (VPN or direct dial) or some of the content filtering options.

Tag-based VLAN (802.1Q)

By means of using a VLAN ID, a tag-based VLAN can identify VLAN group membership. The VLAN ID provides the information required to process the traffic across a network.Furthermore, the VLAN ID associates traffic with a specific VLAN group.

Firmware upgrade via TFTP/HTTP/TR-069

Using the TFTP server and the firmware upgrade utility software, you may easily upgrade to the latest firmware whenever enhanced features are added.

User Management

Dial-in access management (PPTP/L2TP and mOTP) and LDAP/Active Directory integration.

Remote maintenance

With Telnet/SSL, SSH (with password or public key), browser (HTTP/HTTPS), TFTP or SNMP, firmware upgrade via HTTP or TFTP.

Wake On LAN

A PC on LAN can be woken up from an idle/stand by state by the router it connects when it receives  a special 'wake up' packet on its Ethernet interface.

Logging via syslog

Syslog is a method of logging router activity.

SNMP management

SNMP management via SNMP v1/v2, MIB II.

VigorACS SI Centralized Management

TR-069 based

External Device

Auto-detection mechanism to manage Vigor devices such routers/ switches/APs

Smart Monitor Traffice Analyzer

Support 200 PC Users

Bandwidth Management

Traffic Shaping

Dynamic bandwidth management with IP traffic shaping

Bandwidth reservation

Reserve minimum and maximum bandwidths by connection based or total data through send/ receive directions.

DiffServ codepoint classifying

Priority queuing of packets based on DiffServ.

4 Priority Levels(Inbound/Outbound)

Prioritization in terms of Internet usage

Individual IP bandwidth/session limitation

Define session /bandwidth limitation based on IP address.

Bandwidth Borrowing

Transmission rates control of data services through packet scheduler

User-defined class-based rules

More flexibility.

Routing functions


IP and NetBIOS/IP-multi-protocol router.

Advanced routing and forwarding

Complete independent management and configuration of IP networks in the device, i.e. individual settings for DHCP, DNS, firewall, VLAN, routing, QoS etc.


DNS cache/proxy.


DHCP client/relay/server.


NTP client, automatic adjustment for daylight-saving time.

Policy-based Routing

Based on firewall rules, certain data types are marked for specific routing, e.g. to particular remote  sites or lines.

Dynamic routing

It is with routing protocol of RIP v2/OSPFv2/V3*. Learning and propagating routes.

Static routing

An instruction to re-route particular traffic through to another local gateway, instead of sending it onto the Internet with the rest of the traffic. A static route is just like a 'diversion sign' on a road.

Content Filter

URL Keyword Blocking

Whitelist and Blacklist
Java applet, cookies, active X, compressed, executable, multimedia file blocking

Web Content Filter Dynamic URL filtering database
Time Schedule Control Set rule according to your specific office hours

Internet CSM (Content Security Management) Featuring 

      • URL keyword filtering - whitelist or blacklist specific sites or keywords in URLs
      • Block web sites by category (subject to subscription)
      • Prevent accessing of web sites by using their direct IP address (thus URLs only)
      • Blocking automatic download of Java applets and ActiveX controls
      • Blocking of web site cookies
      • Block http downloads of file types (binary, compressed, multimedia)
      • Time schedules & exclusions for enabling/disabling these restrictions
      • Block P2P (Peer-to-Peer) file sharing programs (e.g. Kazaa, WinMX etc. )
      • Block Instant messaging programs (e.g. IRC, MSN/Yahoo Messenger)



2 x 10/100/1000M Base-TX LAN switch, RJ-45


4 x 10/100/1000M Base-TX WAN switch, RJ-45


1 x factory reset button


2 x USB host 2.0



2-year limited warranty, technical support through e-mail and Internet FAQ/application notes.

Firmware upgrade

Free firmware upgrade from Internet.


*Firmware Upgradeable




  • All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.
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Hardware Interface
Hardware Interface of Vigor2960
Hardware Interface 4 x 10/100/1000Based-Tx LAN Switch, RJ-45
2 x 10/100/1000Based-Tx WAN1 Port, RJ-45
1 x Factory Reset Button
2 x USB Host 2.0 (for Printer / 3.5G USB Modem)
Declaration of Conformity
Operating : 0°C ~ 45°C
Storage : -25°C ~ 70°C
Humidity 10% ~ 90% ( non-condensing )
Max. Power 19 Watt
Dimension L273 * W176 * H46 ( mm )
Power AC100-240V/ 1.0A



Vigor2960 Series for Enterprise Small Branch-Office Deployment

overview-1 Enterprise Small Branch Office Deployment

 Features and Benefits of Vigor2960 Seires

2-en-Features and benefits of Vigor2960 series

Business Continuity

3-en-Business Continuity

The CVM (Central VPN Management) of Vigor2960

2960 CVM


Security & Firewall



Vigor2960 Series wth Commtouch GlobalView Web Content Filter
5-en-Commtouch GlobalView Web ContentFilter






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