Applications in today's enterprise networks require different levels of service based upon business requirements. These requirements can be translated into network policies. The resources provided here assist you in configuring your network to provide the appropriate level of service to these applications.
Mission critical applications including ERP and workforce optimization applications can be intelligently identified and classified using Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR). Once these mission critical applications are classified they can be guaranteed a minimum amount of bandwidth, policy routed, and marked for preferential treatment. Non-critical applications including Internet gaming applications and MP3 file sharing applications can also be classified using NBAR and marked for best effort service, policed, or blocked as required.