DeepNines Technologies
Bandwidth Manager
Traffic shaping for the Web manages bandwidth for allocating, prioritizing and protecting the network traffic.  Most often with firewall QoS bandwidth management, it means choosing between one extreme or the other - either completely allowing or eliminating a certain type of traffic such as streaming media. With so many valid online applications and content that are critical to organizations today, this approach is no longer reasonable.  Compounding this issue is that the Web no longer is contained to a single port or protocol. Bandwidth management must have the intelligence and ability to enable network administrators to manage bandwidth granularly, by application, user, port, and protocol to be in control of Web usage and network resources.

DeepNines Bandwidth Manager monitors and manages network traffic across all ports and protocols.  By providing complete user visibility, Bandwidth Manager allows you to make informed decisions on access and control through traffic shaping, application regulation and consumption prioritization.  Bandwidth Manager enables organizations to enforce security policies, increase user productivity, guarantee network performance, and decrease networking costs associated with excessive bandwidth consumption and latency.  Bandwidth Manager regulates Web traffic by individual, group or traffic type, providing total command of the Web for on-demand blocking, limiting and prioritization.  As part of DeepNines Secure Web Gateway solution, Bandwidth Manger interprets raw data from the system into useful information for traffic shaping.

DeepNines Bandwidth Manger performs a comprehensive inspection of all network traffic on every port and protocol and manages traffic in order to prevent excessive bandwidth consumption.  Bandwidth controls can be set based on numerous criteria, including type of traffic (i.e. streaming media), specific application (i.e. YouTube), user group, subnet, port and more. Overall bandwidth limits can also be set, and once the threshold is reached, offending traffic is throttled while critical applications are given priority to provide complete traffic shaping for all Web content and applications.

  • Provides granular control by application, user, port, protocol and more
  • Guaranteed network performance
  • Decreased networking costs associated with latency
  • On-demand blocking, limiting and prioritizing
  • Enforcement of security policies
  • Increased user productivity
  • Elimination of excessive bandwidth consumption
  • Control options include allow, block, limit or prioritize
DeepNines products that utilize Bandwidth Manager are the Secure Web Gateway and iTrust Agent via the Secure Web Gateway. The technology's traffic shaping, protection and findings are logged for reporting by the Network Security Manager.
  • Manage and Prioritize Bandwidth.  Bandwidth Manager allows you to make informed decisions on access and control through traffic shaping, application regulation and consumption prioritization.  With DeepNines Bandwidth Manger, offending traffic is automatically throttled, while critical applications are given priority.  
  • Bandwidth Controls.  Bandwidth Manager can apply different controls to any traffic, content or application.  The controls available for managing bandwidth are the following:
    • Identity-based decisions
    • Allow for approved bandwidth
    • Block for unwanted or inappropriate bandwidth
    • Limit for bandwidth-intensive content and applications
    • Prioritize for mission critical bandwidth
  • Customizable Criteria.  Bandwidth Manager's allow, block, limit and prioritize controls can be applied to any content or applications based on a wide variety of criteria. These controls can be set based on a variety of criteria including:
    • Application:  Bandwidth Manager can identify specific applications and apply a variety of controls by application, so that mission-critical applications specific to your organization are always accessible while unwanted applications are eliminated.
      Individual Users and/or User Groups: After setting up ID Manager, bandwidth can be managed by an individual user or user groups.  Bandwidth can
    • Time-of-Day: Controls can be set for specific time periods in order prevent bandwidth saturation during high traffic times.  For example, traffic can be throttled first thing in the morning when everyone is logging on and checking email all at the same time.
    • Port:  Bandwidth can be managed by port to give ports with the highest priority the most bandwidth.  Traditional ports such as port 80 for Web traffic can be prioritized, while less active ports can be limited in order to ensure that bandwidth is being consumed appropriately.  
    • Protocol:  Although Bandwidth Manger can control traffic based on any protocol, the most common protocols are TCP for stateful traffic such as Web pages and UDP for sessionless traffic such as streaming media.  Bandwidth Manager applies true rate shaping for TCP traffic, as opposed to a simple packet drop, which improves network efficiency by eliminating retransmissions. On UDP traffic, Bandwidth Manger uses adaptive rate control to manage bandwidth while still keeping the session active.