Your business relies on its Internet connection.
As Internet connectivity becomes more essential for your business, losing it, even for a brief period can be a real problem. No Internet means no email, no web browsing, no orders, no branch connectivity, no news or market feeds and in many cases, quite simply, no work. Every business is different, but if you rely on the Internet, hoping for the best or ignoring the possibility of a short or even extended loss of Internet connectivity is probably not the best plan.
ISPs don't normally offer an 'SLA' (reliability agreement/guarantee) on Internet connections and even if yours does, that can't actually guarantee that your line will always work or could always be fixed immediately.
A line fault, ISP maintenance, ISP routing failure, cable damage, power failures at the ISP or exchange - all of these can break your connection for a short time or even for days.
What would happen if it fails for a brief period or even an extended period during the day? What impact will that have on your efficiency, productivity and your business in general?DrayTek routers not only provide a vast array of security and connectivity features, they also have multiple connections for an alternative (backup) Internet connection. For example, with a Vigor 2830 ADSL Router/Firewall, your primary feed could be ADSL but in the event of that ADSL line failing, the Vigor2830 could automatically switch over to one of the following:
A second ADSL or VDSL line, using a separate DSL modem and different ISP
3G Cellular Data using a USB 3G modem (e.g. T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone etc.)
Most service providers have 'Pay as you Go' data tariffs now. Learn more about 3G data here.
A cable-modem service (e.g. VirginMedia)
Any other Internet connection via an Ethernet cable (e.g. EFM)
Once your primary (main) broadband service is restored, the router again automatically switches back to that.