Case Study on Internet Management Part 1

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Internet connectivity is one of the most used and abused services in any organization. Though its usability has been extolled enough, it’s the abusive that most system administrators pull their hair out over. Most of them know that their users visit prohibited websites, download music and movies using P2P applications and chat online. Such activities not only cause network congestion and deprive other users of bandwidth, but also open connections to unknown resources on the Net that can bring in viruses and spam. So what can they do about it?
Case Study on Internet Management

The solution is to control who is allowed to access what and when on the Internet. Unfortunately, it’s not a solution that you can implement once and then forget. You need to constantly monitor your Internet bandwidth and determine a few things: check whether your ISP is delivering the promised bandwidth, track how your users are using it, monitor the mechanisms you’ve put in place to control its usage and keep going back to your Internet access policy to ensure that it’s implemented correctly.

If your situation changes, then you need to change your policy to reflect that. For instance, your situation may change if you need to implement a new application on your network that requires significant Internet bandwidth. Then you will need to change the policy to accommodate your solution, which could be to take away bandwidth from some other application or purchase more bandwidth.

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