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Block p2p traffic and file downloading introduction

Peer to peer traffic and file downloading will consume much of your bandwidth. In practice, many, often most, of the files shared on peer-to-peer networks are copies of copyrighted popular music and movies. Sharing of these copies among strangers is illegal in most jurisdictions.

So, it is important for corporations to manage, control and block p2p traffics and file downloading.

How to block p2p traffic and p2p programs?

P2P protocols are designed specifically to avoid being identified and with enough robustness that it is agnostic to standard QoS metrics.

However, WFilter can detect and block p2p traffics by pattern match. It can pick up a p2p connection by packet analysis and block it.

Using WFilter to detect and block p2p traffic and file downloading.

WFilter related features:

  • Detect p2p traffic in your network.
  • Implement a policy to block certain p2p traffic.
  • Support over 30 p2p protocols, cover most common p2p softwares.
  • Define a file extension list forbidden from being download.

WFilter other monitor features:

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Updated: 2010-07-28

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