Using Auvik begins with installing the Auvik collector on your network.
The collector is a piece of code that uses a number of protocols to gather information about your network, such as topology details, configurations, and network statistics. The collector summarizes and sends that information to the Auvik servers over an encrypted connection.
When you download the Auvik collector to your network, the collector is uniquely configured to be associated only with the account that created it. There’s no way another Auvik customer account can communicate with your collector, either accidentally or purposefully.
The collector only establishes outbound connections; our cloud servers cannot establish an inbound connection.
Now that you know what the Auvik collector is all about, let’s start installing it.