How To Calculate Remote Network Bandwidth

When you onboard a remote network, it is important to specify the correct remote network connection bandwidth that meets the needs of your organization.
The number you specify for the bandwidth applies to both the egress and ingress traffic for the remote network connection. If you specify a bandwidth of 50 Mbps, GlobalProtect cloud service provides you with a remote network connection with 50 Mbps of bandwidth on ingress and 50 Mbps on egress. Your bandwidth speeds can go up to 10% over the specified amount without traffic being dropped; for a 50 Mbps connection, the maximum bandwidth allocation is 55 Mbps on ingress and 55 Mbps on egress (50 Mbps plus 10% overage allocation).
If you have an asymmetric internet connection, you should consider your organization’s requirements to determine the bandwidth to specify. Use the following graphic and examples to size your remote network connection.
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  • Site A has a 100 Mbps connection both upstream and downstream. For this site, specify a remote network connection of 100 Mbps.
  • Site B has an asymmetric connection, with 100 Mbps upstream and 25 Mbps downstream, and you want to make sure that the remote network connection does not throttle the upstream traffic. In this case, specify a remote network connection of 100 Mbps.
  • Site C has an asymmetric connection, with 25 Mbps upstream and 100 Mbps downstream. For this site, you want to make sure that the remote network connection does not throttle the upstream traffic, but throttling the downstream traffic is acceptable. In this case, you can specify a remote network connection of 25 Mbps, which ensures that GlobalProtect cloud service delivers 25 Mbps reliably in both directions.

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