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Ipoque Solves Network Performance Problems Caused by P2P

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Executive Summary

University of Innsbruck is a well-known Austrian university with 22,000 students and 3,500 staff members. A great deal of traffic at the university was bandwidth consuming P2P traffic, which was clogging the network and making it impossible to work efficiently. This led to increasing infrastructure and communication costs and affected the quality of service of other applications. The challenge at the University of Innsbruck was to reliably detect the relevant protocols and throttle P2P file sharing to a minimum, at an overall throughput of 200 Mbit/s. ipoque provided a solution to proactively prevent undesired usage of the available bandwidth in the network. The P2P traffic now was rigorously throttled in order to avoid network congestion, to ensure a high quality of service (QoS) and to reduce communication costs. ipoque ensured that all major protocols would be supported, including encrypted and unencrypted P2P file sharing, instant messaging, media streaming and Internet telephony. The integrated QoS management supervised prioritization and bandwidth management of classified traffic. All the accounting features enabled in-depth application and subscriber-aware network visibility. Maintenance costs of ipoque's PRX Traffic Manager are very competitive and therefore it is more economic than other devices in the long term. There are no more delays and efficient working is possible. In addition to this, copyright infringements are also no longer an issue.

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