Overview

Introduction

Internet sharing is a common method of providing internet access to network users. Rather than requiring a separate connection for each user, internet sharing gives network administrators a simple way of delivering connectivity to all parts of the organization by using a single access point.

As well as reducing costs for equipment and internet services, sharing allows the internet link to be used in a more efficient way. When one user is not consuming bandwidth another user may utilize it for a separate purpose. In this way the link stays at a more constant rate by keeping the stream active with requests from different users.

Internet sharing has many benefits but one of the downsides is that it is prone to congestion. When a small number of users are downloading files the link can quickly become saturated which effectively prevents other users from accessing the resource. Increasing the internet capacity does not always solve the problem because any downloads being performed by a user can easily speed up to fill the newly available bandwidth.

Bandwidth Controller addresses this issue by providing a rich set of features that allow network administrators to manage each internet traffic flow. Network streams are identified by various factors such as user, direction, website and protocol. Those streams can be limited and controlled allowing the network to distribute bandwidth evenly.

The result is a network that is free of congestion and packet loss while delivering a high quality of service for important data flows such as real-time traffic and business applications.

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