Bandwidth Manager and Firewall is network management tool for internet gateway. It contains state firewall and traffic shaping features providing complete solution for managing network bandwidth and network security for small middle-size and large networks.
BMF can be deployed on dedicated machine with one of supported version of Windows. There exist three mainly used topologies.
Deployment on internet gateway system with router configuration. BMF NAT is enabled:
Deployment on system with router configuration:
Deployment on system with ethernet bridge configuration:
This FAQ is for network administrators who looks for gateway software on Windows platform.
Bandwidth Management and Firewall provides central management of network bandwidth and network security for corporate network.
Operation speed and state firewall. BMF is able to operate on Gigabit data flow and manage thousands of users.
BMF is corporate product. It is recommended to use dedicated machine with minimally two network cards. Supported operating systems are Windows 7/8/8.1/10 or server versions Windows Server 2008R2/2012/2012R2. Product is able to provide all features on non-server operating system so sufficient is to have license of client operating system. If you don’t want to change current IP topology use BMF on ethernet bridge placed between your current internet router and LAN switch.
Operating system on PC can provide as good availability as it’s administrator is able to setup. When Windows is carefully dedicated and prepared for BMF installation i.e. it has installed and activated minimum of services, it contains fresh service pack, Windows updates, quality network cards and hardware, updated drivers, it has not installed other software, it can provide high availability. We recommend to dedicate machine for BMF, mainly if network traffic and number of clients are high.
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License name determines maximal possible speed of network interface which may be configured in BMF. Installed BMF automatically bounds to all network interfaces. Every network interface can to provide some maximal possible speed. Properties window of ethernet card often contains property called: “Speed & Duplex” with possible values: 10Mbit Half/Full, 100Mbit Half/Full, 1000Mbit autonegotiated etc. For example if you have 100Mbit license and 1000Mbit network card then you must unbind BMF from this network interface or you must to lower maximal speed of such network interface to 100Mbit. Network interface which is unbound from BMF is functional and usable on network but it cannot be configured in BMF.
This product has not restrictions for using with other firewalls on the same machine. It was only roughly tested with some of them and we did not meet problems with exception of maximal speed. Windows firewall products usually does not reach so high speed like this product, result is that fast ethernet speed can not be reached and mostly it’s markedly lesser. Maybe you can meet some other problems, only way to know answer is to try it.
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