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 you in control of how your internet connection is used so that you can prioritise the content that matters most to your students, teachers and administrators.
You may need specific classroom content to be given priority over YouTube videos, for example, or need to reserve a portion of your bandwidth for an administrator to guarantee submission of registration data to authority headquarters.
With EDUGATEBOX’s simplified traffic shaping interface, you can quickly and easily define policies to:
- Prioritise specific traffic by type/source, and limit others; for example, give precedence to traffic from Khan Academy over YouTube
- Guarantee bandwidth availability for a specific user or type of content; reserve a portion of your bandwidth for high priority traffic, such as administration staff email
- Reduce peak time congestion by applying blocks of restriction at your school’s core times. For example, limit Windows Update downloads to 5% of traffic during the school day but remove the restriction at night
- Limit users to a specific number of connections or percentage of bandwidth to stop any one student from causing congestion