Excessive bandwidth usage in one part of your network that can impact the entire network's performance. Bandwidth problems can even affect business-critical services and lead to network downtime. If you're simply buying additional bandwidth to mitigate this issue, but you may be only treating a symptom of a bigger problem.
Before buying more bandwidth, you should consider using a network bandwidth manager to:
But how, you might ask?
With NetFlow Analyzer's network bandwidth management software, you can:
Identify top talkers in your network by application, protocol, QoS, and conversation to understand bandwidth usage patterns. NetFlow Analyzer's traffic summary dashboard and bandwidth usage reports will provide all the information you need for in-depth analysis of traffic consumption.
If you don't keep track of application growth and new conversations, you won't know if sudden increases in traffic need to be controlled or not. Capacity planning reports in NetFlow Analyzer allow you to follow bandwidth capacity trends and understand the cause of bandwidth usage growth.
Identify traffic consumption by application, and check if non-business traffic is affecting the performance of critical services. With one of the best bandwidth manager, NetFlow Analyzer, you can drill down to application-level traffic to identify excess bandwidth usage.
Apply QoS policies and access control lists (ACLs) to reduce traffic consumption by unwanted sources and applications.
NetFlow Analyzer makes wireless bandwidth management easy, and it works in both Windows and Linux environments. Start analyzing your network traffic and stop unwanted bandwidth usage in your network using this best-in-class network bandwidth management tool.
- Milan Modi
ME Area Communication Engineer, DHL
Bandwidth management is the process of collecting and analyzing network traffic data to reduce network performance concerns and improve efficiency.
Bandwidth management provides information on the traffic passing through your network to help you identify how your enterprise's bandwidth is being utilized and by whom. Therefore, you can eliminate bottlenecks and allocate your resources to mission-critical applications.
Bandwidth management can include techniques such as prioritizing bandwidth based on an application's importance, blocking unauthorized traffic, tracking users' bandwidth usage, and accounting for it.