IT Services uses a network utility to control and prioritize the types of traffic on the university's Internet connection.
This network utility can...
- classify network traffic into categories based on application, protocol, subnet, Internet location, and other criteria
- provide statistical measurements on the peak and average bandwidth being requested by the above categories
- apply policy based allocation of bandwidth and traffic to protect core university applications and pace less urgent traffic, and
- provide reports based on the statistics and performance standards.
Currently, IT Services is limiting the bandwidth of a number of file sharing services.