Control Internet Bandwidth Usage

Introduction

Bandwidth Controller is a complete traffic shaping package for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 Server. It allows network administrators to limit internet usage in real-time using a high performance processing core.

The bandwidth manager can be installed on each computer on the network or deployed centrally on a gateway or internet server. Not only does this help to save bandwidth but it also provides a network free of congestion caused by large downloads, P2P, games and video streaming.

The built-in bandwidth meter makes it possible to view all bandwidth usage with the option to limit each connection separately. Traffic streams are allocated by the manager using a system of fair sharing so that each computer is given equal access to the internet resource. Time-sensitive data such as VoIP is prioritized over other traffic, maintaining a high quality of service for important applications.

Bandwidth Manager Architecture

The product consists of a core processor within the IP stack that performs low level bandwidth services like traffic monitoring and speed limiting. Incoming network packets are inspected and queued based on class. The data is later processed by user-defined and automated systems before being returned to the operating system for normal processing.