Bandwidth Management

FatPipe's Multi-line QoS avoids network congestion

FatPipe's Multi-line QoS allows customers to prioritize their WAN traffic for hybrid networks. This is especially useful for ensuring that real-time traffic like -- voice and video -- gets priority over other types of traffic. FatPipe's Multi-line QoS enables clients to optimize the efficiency of their network and prioritize data flow up to 8 levels in relation to priority, latency, and packet loss. It gives the ability to assign bandwidth parameters to business applications, guaranteeing the minimum quality and bandwidth as they define it.

FatPipe QoS can classify packets based on the application they belong to. FatPipe QoS can also work with application-specific information regardless of port numbers used by transport protocols.

FatPipe's Multi-line QoS is combined with link load balancing to ensure that rules are applied to additional or secondary lines when a failover occurs to the primary WAN line, providing redundancy for WAN infrastructure data transmissions.


FatPipe QoS also provides some degree of control over incoming network traffic by letting the user limit the rate at which the LAN receives traffic from each of the WAN links. While this does not help conserve bandwidth, it can help reduce the occurrence of unwanted connection-oriented traffic.

FatPipe QoS along with Fatpipe MPVPN provides the highest level of VPN Security, fault tolerance, and speed for mission critical VPNs. It can aggregate any combination of DS3, T1, E3, E1, DSL, wireless, and cable lines for a cost effective global hybrid wide area network. FatPipe QoS provides granular control of WAN traffic at the application and network levels for superb performance, reliability and stability.

What is Bandwidth Management ?

Bandwidth management is a technique that defines classes of data in order to prioritize traffic on a network. Oftentimes bandwidth management is used in conjunction with Quality of Service to enhance the level and granularity of control. Networks are used for a myriad of reasons and unfortunately even corporate networks are used for non business activities. If no control is exerted then critical business application will be treated the same as activities such as streaming movies.

Bandwidth management divides traffic into bandwidth classes and each class is assigned a priority. Each of these is then guaranteed a maximum and minimum bandwidth. Priorities are assigned a variety factors such as users, source and destination, application or even content. There are four priority classes – maximum and minimum bandwidth, priority and parent designation. Once bandwidth classes are assigned, a set of priority rules are applied to manage the bandwidth. As the name suggests, the maximum bandwidth class defines the maximum bandwidth that this class can be used and the minimum defines the minimum bandwidth that will be available. Bandwidth can also be configured so that some types of traffic are prioritized over others. Parent designations are used to create class hierarchies. This allows for granular control of traffic and maximum flexibility.

Bandwidth control in conjunction with QoS is a powerful tool in ensuring the network assigns resources according to a preset definition of what is important.