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Creating a Bandwidth Limiting Policy

Note: This topic applies to the Glamis Release.

Note: Each step must be completed in order to create the policy. If you skip a step, Guardian creates a policy folder in which you can store policies. For more information about policy folders, see Working with Policy Folders .

1. Go to the Web proxy > Web proxy > Bandwidth limiting page.

2. Click Create a new policy.
3. Step 1: Who — From the Available users or groups list, select the users, groups, or both. to whom the policy will apply. For information about users and groups, see About User Authentication .

Tip: Enter a name or part of a name and Guardian searches for names of users and groups that match.

Click Add and, when you have added all the users and groups, click Next to continue.

4. Step 2: What — From the Available categories or category groups list, select what is to be filtered. For information about categories, see Working with Category Group Objects .

Tip: Enter the name or part of the name and Guardian will search for content that matches.

Click Add and, when you have selected all the content, click Next to continue.

5. Step 3: Where — From the Available locations list, select where the policy will apply. For more information about locations, see Working with Location Objects .

Tip: Enter the name or part of the name and Guardian will search for locations that match.

Click Add and, when you have added the location(s), click Next to continue.

6. Step 4: When — From the Available time slots list, select when the policy will apply. For more information about time slots, see Working with Time Slot Objects.

Tip: Enter the name or part of the name and Guardian will search for time slots that match.

Click Add and, when you have added the time slot(s), click Next to continue.

7. Step 5: Action — Choose to either:
Limit bandwidth to — Enter the number of kilobytes per second to which bandwidth is limited when this policy is applied.
Shared between clients — Select this option to share the bandwidth specified between all clients on the network. If this option is not selected then the limit specified applies to each client, determined by IP, not by user or group.

Note: A user or group may be able to draw on bandwidth from several policies.

8. Select Enable policy to enable the policy and then click Confirm. Guardian displays the settings you have selected.
9. Review the settings and click Save to create the policy. Guardian creates the policy and makes it available on the Web proxy > Web proxy > Bandwidth limiting page.