Requests for web content from any user or any device are typically treated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without concern for which request is most important.
Traffic Shaping puts education authorities or individual schools in control of how an internet connection is used, meaning the content that really matters can be prioritised.
Specific classroom content can be given priority over other content, such as YouTube videos, at individual school or regional level. Portions of bandwidth can also be reserved, for example, for use by an administrator to submit registration data to authority headquarters.
With EDUGATEBOX’s simplified traffic shaping interface, policies can be quickly and easily defined:
- Prioritise specific traffic by type/source – or limit others
- Guarantee bandwidth availability for a specific user or type of content
- Reduce peak time congestion by applying blocks of restriction at busy times
- Limit connections or bandwidth for individuals, or all users