Create a traffic shaping policy

  1. Go to System services > Traffic shaping and click Add.
  2. Enter a name.
  3. Specify the settings.
    Policy association Category to which the policy can be applied. For example, to create a policy that can be applied to users and groups, select Users.
    Rule type Limit User cannot exceed the defined bandwidth limit.

    Guarantee User is guaranteed the specified bandwidth and can draw on bandwidth up to the specified limit, if available. Allowing users to draw on additional bandwidth can ensure constant service levels during peak periods.

    Limit upload/download separately Disable Do not enforce separate upload and download limits.

    Enable Limit upload and download bandwidth according to the values specified.

    Priority Traffic type to which bandwidth priority is to be allocated. By default, priority is assigned to real-time traffic.
    Tip To control the default behavior for optimization for real-time traffic, go to System services > Traffic shaping settings.

    When priority is allocated to real-time traffic, the ability of non-real time policies to receive their guaranteed bandwidth is determined by the bandwidth remaining in the total available bandwidth after real-time policies have been serviced.

    Bandwidth usage type Individual Allocated bandwidth is only for the user, firewall rule, web category, or application to which this policy is first assigned.

    Shared Allocated bandwidth is shared among all the users, firewall rules, web categories, or applications that have been assigned this policy.

  4. Optional To specify a schedule for the policy, scroll to the Add schedule section, click Add, and specify details.
  5. Click Save.

For the policy to take effect, add it to a user, firewall rule, web category, or application record.