GLOSSARY

Rate Shaping

Rate shaping enables organizations to manage bandwidth to ensure that priority applications are delivered without delay.

Rate shaping is a powerful and flexible way to ensure QoS, and defend against bandwidth-abusing denial of service attacks. It protects networks and applications from traffic spikes, regulates abusive users, and prevents network attacks from overwhelming network resources.

The BIG-IP® L7 Rate Shaping Module provides customized control to set application-based bandwidth limits and allowable bandwidth spikes. It can also establish queuing relationships between multiple groups of users and/or applications.

F5 products that support Rate Shaping: BIG-IP L7 Rate Shaping Module

 

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