Policies define what actions to perform on specific traffic. The policies can specify whether to optimize the traffic (by bandwidth shaping, acceleration, or packet marking), block the traffic (by discarding the packets), or monitor the traffic (by ignoring the packets). The traffic that the policy affects can be filtered by:

  • Application or application group
  • Hosts or subnets
  • Hosts or subnets that are communicating with other specific hosts or subnets
  • VLAN
  • ToS/DSCPDifferentiated Services Code Point markings
  • Time of day

Any combination of these filters can be applied. For example, the policy could target SAP traffic between a particular branch and headquarters that has particular ToS markings on a particular VLAN during work hours. Furthermore, you can add more than one filter. That is, the policy could target a particular branch site for Netflix and the same branch site for Silverlight.


Exinda Management Center 1.5.0 does not support policies for HTTP Redirect or HTTP Response.

When you create policies, they are added to the Policies Library. If you amend a policy definition, any changes made to it affect all Virtual Circuits that use that policy. To learn how circuits, virtual circuits, policy sets, and policy rules work together, see Policy Tree.