This is where Quality of Service (QoS) policies would help. With QoS policies in place, the administrator would be able to allocate bandwidth to business-critical applications like CRP, VoIP, databases etc, and conversely, ensuring available bandwidth is not encroached by gaming, streaming and other non-business applications. QoS policies often can be made to the following techniques:
WhatsUp Gold’s bandwidth monitoring tool offers bandwidth monitoring and management based on QoS policies. WhatsUp Gold can identify traffic trends, mark out traffic patterns (transient/seasonal spikes and valleys) and analyze network and application traffic. The information can be filtered based on hosts/interfaces/applications/traffic direction.
Additionally, WhatsUp Gold comes with comprehensive reporting features. The QoS policies can be monitored through class-based QoS reports, which offer a unified view and comparison of post-policy and pre-policy traffic. This allows administrators to study and manage QoS targets, as well as in proactively identifying saturation issues.