DrayTek is a Taiwanese manufacturer of broadband equipment, including firewalls, VPN devices, routers and wireless LAN devices. The company was founded in 1997 by a team of experienced engineers who decided to form their own company and create what they feel are superior network products. Their earliest products included ISDN based solutions, the first being the ISDN Vigor128, a USB terminal adaptor for Windows and Mac OS. This was followed by the ISDN Vigor204 ISDN terminal adaptor/PBX and Vigor2000, their first router.
DrayTek was one of the first manufacturers to bring VPN technology to low cost routers, helping with the emergence of viable teleworking. In 2004, DrayTek released the first of their VoIP (Voice-Over-IP) products which has become one of their key areas. In 2006, new products aimed at Enterprises debuted including larger scale firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewalls products.
DrayTek's Vigor line offers the only modern consumer DSL-ethernet modems with support for the PPPoA standard compared to the more the widely supported PPPoE for use with full-featured home routers and home computers without more expensive ATM hardware. PPPoA is used primarily in the UK. Most Vigors also allow a virtual private network (VPN) connection directly to the router, without the need to pass through the VPN packets to a VPN server running on a computer. With appropriate configuration it is possible to make a VPN connect remotely to a Vigor router, use Wake on LAN to start up a computer connected to it, and make a remote administration connection to control the computer.
DrayTek was floated on the Taiwanese OTC Securities market in 2001. [http://www.google.com/finance?q=TPE%3A6216 Google Finance Page].