SD-WAN Traffic Shaping

SD-WAN traffic shaping is a means of manipulating and prioritizing network traffic. This approach to network bandwidth management is also known as packet shaping.

SD-WAN traffic shaping is one type of network bandwidth management. Also known as packet shaping, administrators use this as a means to manipulate and prioritize network traffic so that heavy-use applications or those requiring a significant amount of bandwidth to operate do not impact other users on the network. This is useful when real-time data (like voice or streaming content) needs to be given priority over other that is less time-sensitive (think general browser traffic or email)