CacheGuard Web Gateway appliance embeds a Traffic Shaping facility.
CacheGuard Traffic Shaping
Because in your organization your hosted Web applications and/or Web users don’t have the same requirements in terms of the network usage, you need to care about the right usage of your available network bandwidth. Otherwise your precious bandwidth can be wasted by users browsing intensive bandwidth-consuming websites such as YouTube and FaceBook at the expense of poor bandwidth for VIPs or critical hosted Web applications.
CacheGuard Web Gateway can acts as a Traffic Shaper to share the available network bandwidth between PCs, servers and other connected devices in your organization according to rules that you specify. In addition, CacheGuard Web Gateway schedules the transmission of packets in order to ensure fairness so that each Web user or Web application in a network is able to receive data in turn, thus preventing any single user from drowning out the rest. CacheGuard Traffic Shaper can process the traffic in forwarding mode as well as in reverse mode.
CacheGuard Web Gateway is not just a Traffic Shaper but it is a Firewall, a Gateway Antivirus, a Web Proxy, a URL Guard, a Reverse Web Proxy, a WAF, a Web Cache, a Web Compressor, an SSL Mediator/Inspector and much more.
Powered by IPRoute2
CacheGuard Traffic Shaper integrates the IPRoute2 Linux kernel module. If you are familiar with Linux, NetFilter, complex configuration files, the IPRoute2 tc command and have the time and patience to configure all those tools to match your requirements in terms of capacity and performance, you can probably develop your traffic shaper yourself. Otherwise you can implement CacheGuard Web Gateway in a few minutes and start shaping the traffic straight way.
You can learn more about CacheGuard Traffic Shaper in the CacheGuard User’s Guide.