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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Considering the dramatic increase in Internet traffic, the report evaluated several engineering solutions (including peer-to-peer (P2P), IP multicasting, overlay multicasting, content distribution networks, packet shaping, and capacity expansion) to alleviate traffic congestion.
This combined with the ability to select a best-of-breed virtual WAN optimization from companies like Expand, Netex and SilverPeak, based on specific customer solution, makes it the optimal platform for today's resellers of firewall, load balancing, packet shaping, optimization, and network availability/resiliency solutions.
Because WestJet utilizes a centralized IT architecture, this configuration enabled Lee to implement packet shaping on all of the company's many applications.
Content filtering and packet shaping solutions are not long term viable solutions to eliminate illegal file sharing and identity theft associated with contaminated P2P networks.
Such wave packet shaping may eventually prove useful in controlling chemical reactions and in quantum computing (SN: 1/14/95, p.
Comztek found Packeteer's vision ideal to address our customers' needs in the areas of data acceleration and security, packet shaping and monitoring, and storage and server centralization.
The logjam will be difficult to break, and the outcomes will be influenced by multiple factors including: -- Regulatory and public policies regarding "wireless net neutrality" -- Applications of technologies such as traffic or packet shaping -- New spectrum allocations -- Eventual role of upload as well as download capacity -- Balance of negotiating power between mobile and fixed operators, web players, content owners, and mobile device suppliers
HARDWARE ROUTING, flow metering and packet shaping in a single box.
Using Shunra VE to visualize the application impact on our corporate network also helped us implement dynamic routing and packet shaping to meet performance expectations.
Both standard and custom-built tools were used to perform automated and manual tests, including vulnerability scanners, port scanners, packet shaping tools and fuzzers to attempt to compromise the Westbridge XMS.
After reviewing symmetrical compression and packet shaping technologies, the team settled on the NetCelera solution as the best remedy for reducing the latency that slowed response rates on the company's network.
MLS switches perform advanced packet shaping functions at wire-speed based on Layer 7 policies.

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