- Prevent excessive non-business use of the network
- Improve user productivity and satisfaction
- Optimize Internet link performance
Internet connectivity is essential to the success of most businesses. Enterprises are managing this valuable resource by establishing acceptable use policy that manages how it is utilized by different facilities, departments, users, and applications. For example, management may decide to block P2P downloads of recreational applications like BitTorrent because they eat up bandwidth and invite malware into the network. Or the enterprise may limit access to social networks during business hours, and prioritize business applications over other Internet traffic. Through acceptable use rules, enterprises can prevent individuals and applications from monopolizing Internet bandwidth, ensure quality of service for all users, and minimize non-business Internet activity to improve productivity.