AP Network Traffic Shaping

Traffic shaping regulates network data transfers to ensure a specific performance level. Traffic shaping delays the flow of packets defined as less important than prioritized traffic streams. Traffic shaping enables traffic control out an interface to match its flow to the speed of a remote target‘s interface and ensure traffic conforms applied policies. Traffic can be shaped to meet downstream requirements and eliminate network congestion when data rates are in conflict.

Apply traffic shaping to specific applications to apply application categories. When application and ACL rules are conflicting, an application takes precedence over an application category, then ACLs.