Managing Bandwidth

File downloads consume the bulk of the bandwidth in a typical installation. You can control the bandwidth by throttling, which limits the number of bytes per second. You can specify the bandwidth throttling on either the server, on the client, or on both (in which case the lower of the two values is used). This can be important whenever you have bandwidth issues, as in the following situations:

  • A remote office with a thin channel
  • Remote dial-in users or users on a slow connection
  • A shared channel with higher-priority applications
  • A WAN or LAN that is already saturated or has stringent load requirements

Bandwidth throttling settings (and other relay, server, and client settings) can be set using the tasks from the Support site. Select the BigFix Management domain and select the BES Component Management node in the navigation tree to see the entire task list.