Home Resource Center Glossary Bandwidth Management

Bandwidth management is the practice of effectively allocating the available resources within an enterprise's communications channel in order to optimize the speed of mission-critical communications, while reducing bandwidth allocated to applications that are less critical or less sensitive to time delays.

While the cost of bandwidth has been falling in recent years, a T3 line can still cost enterprises thousands of dollars each month. Thus, to avoid wasting resources, enterprises must take advantage of tools that will help them utilize their bandwidth as efficiently as possible.