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.
The university was previously using products such as a network scanning device and a packet shaping device, which were more expensive and less functional than Palo Alto firewalls.
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.
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.
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.
Our TSP-based firmware solution also supports sophisticated hierarchical packet shaping and scheduling to manage the migration to Ethernet-based DSL aggregation," he added.
Enterprise and ISP editions available with packet shaping for 310, 622 and 1,000 Mbps link speeds
Easy to use wizards enable network administrators to configure firewalls, IP VPNs, Intrusion detection, packet shaping, NAT and other services provided by the AS PIC.

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