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Blocking p2p traffic
From: David Curry <david.curry () NEWSCHOOL EDU>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 16:31:18 -0400

We currently have an aging Packeteer whose sole remaining purpose in life
is to "shape" peer-to-peer file sharing traffic (BitTorrent and friends)
down to zero, thus keeping us from receiving DMCA takedown requests. It's
worked well at this for several years, but now we're starting to max it out
as far as licensed bandwidth goes, and we're not inclined to spend more
money on such an old device.

So... we're in the market for something new, and thought we'd ask what
other schools are using. From a bit of research it looks like Procera and
Exinda are still in that space; A10 has a product on their website still,
but it doesn't look like there's much focus on it anymore (maybe we're
wrong). Juniper SRX firewalls (which we own) have some capabilities in this
space via their AppID stuff; we'd be interested in hearing from anyone
using them for that purpose. And yes, we know that Palo Alto firewalls can
do it -- but we don't have Palo Altos and have no plans to purchase them
anytime soon, so that's not really an option for us.

If you're using something OTHER THAN a Palo Alto firewall to
block/limit/reduce peer-to-peer traffic:

   - What product are you using?
   - What are you doing with peer-to-peer (blocking, limiting, etc.)
   - How well is it working?
   - Do you like it?

After responses taper off, I'll summarize back to the list.

Thanks,
--Dave



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