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Network traffic refers to the amount of data moving across a network at a given point of time. Network data is mostly encapsulated in network packets, which provide the load in the network. Network traffic is the main component for network traffic measurement, network traffic control and simulation. The proper organization of network traffic helps in ensuring the quality of service in a given network.
Network traffic is also known as data traffic.
Network traffic is the main component for bandwidth measurement and management. Moreover, various topologies of the network can only be implemented based on the amount of network traffic in the system.
Network traffic can be broadly classified into the following categories:
Proper analysis of network traffic provides the organization with the following benefits: