Controlling Peer-to-Peer And Recreational Internet Traffic
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Overview: Recreational use of the Internet at work has far reaching implications for employers. wide area networks, already strained to the limit supporting business-critical applications, are increasingly vulnerable to the adverse effects of traffic generated by peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, YouTube, and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn. This white paper discusses strategies for controlling a broad range of recreational Internet traffic, such as instant messaging, P2P file sharing, and social networking activities that can slow business applications and impact employee productivity.