Relays lighten both upstream and downstream burdens on the server. Rather than communicating directly with a server, clients can instead be instructed to communicate with designated relays, considerably reducing both server load and client and server network traffic.

Relays work by:
  • Relieving downstream traffic.
  • Reducing upstream traffic.
  • Reducing congestion on low-bandwidth connections.
  • Reducing the load on the server.
Relays are an absolute requirement for any network with slow links or more than a few thousand clients. For more information about Relays, see BigFix documentation.