traffic shaping

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traffic shaping

Using methods to keep traffic flowing smoothly in a network. Although the term is often used synonymously with "traffic engineering," traffic shaping deals with managing the network moment to moment, whereas traffic engineering refers to the overall strategies employed in a network. Typically deployed at the edge of the network, traffic shaping may be used to limit bursty traffic in general or to limit undesired traffic such as spam or peer-to-peer downloads. See traffic engineering.
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Using patent pending bandwidth shaping and market data conflation mechanisms, NovaTick is able to conform to the networks' limitations.
As soon as the decree is published in the Official Gazette, Ogero's head Imad Kreidieh pledged to remove the bandwidth shaping in its central offices -- thus giving users access to the maximum speed their telecom infrastructure can support.
Optinet[TM] - A secure Web gateway that provides bandwidth shaping and content filtering, It enables control of Internet traffic with the ability to set appropriate policies and restrictions, and automatically enforce those policies.
APconnections, Lafayette, Colo., a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping productsand the creator of the NetEqualizer, has released the results of its month-long study into the needs of bandwidth monitoring technology users.
It stops short of ordering persistent copyright infringers to be disconnected, but does suggest port blocking, protocol blocking, URL and IP address blocking, bandwidth capping, bandwidth shaping and filtering of specific content as sanctions.
APconnections, Lafayette, Colo., a leading supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products and creator of the NetEqualizer, has unveiled a new technology capable of ensuring VoIP QoS over VLAN.
APconnections, a supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products, announced on Friday (18 May) an upgrade that will allow operators to perform the necessary data reporting measures mandated by the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA.
The standard features include a firewall, remote management, bandwidth shaping, usage tracking, and an authentication mechanism.
The system can support more than 10,000 subscribers per system, and has a network management capability that enables wireless ISPs to conduct advanced networking functions, including bandwidth shaping, setting up new subscribers, monitoring the operation of equipment and initiating network changes to avoid service disruptions.--WaveRider
"At the same time, service providers have access to a set of tools for network configuration, subscriber management, data collection, bandwidth shaping, billing and service upgrading.
Some schools have responded by trying to shut off such services; others are using a more sophisticated approach, incorporating a "bandwidth shaping" system designed to minimize drain on the network.