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How to Control Recreational Internet Traffic in Enterprise Networks

Published: 01 May 2013

ID: G00250466

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Bjarne Munch


Recreational high-bandwidth Internet content can degrade the performance of business-critical applications. This has become an issue for many network managers, but confusion remains about how to mitigate this nuisance. This research outlines best practices for addressing this challenge.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish an Internet Use Policy Jointly With Business Executives and HR
  • Bandwidth Utilization and Visibility Into Business Applications
  • Architect Defined Internet Usage Policies and Solutions
    • Unfettered Internet Access
    • Blocking/Limiting Internet Access

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