QoS Traffic Shaping

Traffic Shaping

Traffic shaping is a technique used to manage and prioritize network traffic by regulating the data flow with the help of predefined policies and rules. It primarily involves shaping the data transfer rate to ensure that network resources are utilized at their optimum capacity. The aim of traffic shaping is to prevent network congestion and improve overall performance of the network. With adequate bandwidth allocation for different types of traffic, it enables network administrators to enforce quality of service (QoS) policies.

Traffic Shaping - ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

Why do you need traffic shaping in your network?

  1. Regulates bandwidth and detects abnormalities
  2. Limits unwanted traffic that causes bandwidth bottlenecks
  3. Promotes optimum utilization of network resources
  4. Enables prioritization of business-critical applications over non-business-critical applications

NetFlow Analyzer extends its scope from bandwidth monitoring and traffic analysis to offer the powerful capability of Traffic Shaping QoS , which allows you to edit or apply QoS policies for mission-critical traffic. The application-level QoS traffic shaping feature adds flexibility for better bandwidth management. Now, you can monitor and edit QoS policies by viewing the speed, utilization, and IN and OUT traffic of devices along with their interfaces. Also, router-level configurations can be applied instantly, including setting QoS' differentiated services code point (DSCP) codes and filtering ACL rules and service policies.

QoS traffic shaping with NetFlow Analyzer

NetFlow Analyzer as a traffic shaping software aids network administrators and ISPs in prioritizing and differentiating traffic for enterprise-critical applications and services with its QoS traffic shaping tool. Following are the various features of the QoS shaping tool in NetFlow Analyzer:

  1. Edit the QoS policies using a Network Based Application Recognition app.
  2. Filter traffic based on host addresses using the ACL setting.
  3. Set class-based QoS for traffic loss due to post-policy drops in the network.
  4. Manage various QoS settings by editing the DSCP codes.

Key features of NetFlow Analyzer's QoS traffic shaping monitoring tool:

  • Monitor real-time bandwidth utilization for devices, interfaces, Layer 4 applications, and Layer 7 applications.
  • Detect and block resource-intensive applications and applications that hog your bandwidth by utilizing QoS policies.
  • Generate customizable QoS forensic reports for a selected time period to manage bandwidth consumption in your organization.
  • Block attackers' IPs, and limit unwanted traffic.

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What customers say

Fantastic Product

Awesome product! I can't say enough about the Network Analyzer product. It does a great job helping us see traffic patterns from our production datacenter as well as all of our office locations.

-Director of IT in the Healthcare industry

Review as provided by our NetFlow Analyzer's customers to Gartner® Peer Insights™.