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Eight Tips for Bandwidth Management

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    The bring your own device (BYOD) trend not only raises a security issue, but can also slow down the local network. Consumer-grade devices are designed for small networks, and their discovery protocols can send multicast that floods the entire subnet. Rather than banning BYOD, create a BYOD or guest Wi-Fi network in an external DMZ. It will let your users check their email without slowing down their neighbors.

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Eight Tips for Bandwidth Management

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    The bring your own device (BYOD) trend not only raises a security issue, but can also slow down the local network. Consumer-grade devices are designed for small networks, and their discovery protocols can send multicast that floods the entire subnet. Rather than banning BYOD, create a BYOD or guest Wi-Fi network in an external DMZ. It will let your users check their email without slowing down their neighbors.

It’s a common belief that bandwidth, memory, and disk space are all cheap. However, the apps that we use – whether running on our computers or on the cloud – are increasingly sophisticated, and often seem to grow at the same pace as the upgrades. Between real-time streaming, VoIP, and cloud trends, bandwidth can be overwhelmed, slowing everyone’s downloads and response times. While some organizations respond by buying ever more bandwidth, others are taking steps to reduce and prioritize the demand.

To help curb some of the bandwidth pain, Jim MacLeod of WildPackets provides common issues and illustrates how to identify and overcome them.