Business broadband speed

Posted on 2014-08-25
Last Modified: 2014-08-28
I have a basic checkpoint firewall running two networks, one side of the network is for business users and they connect across a site to site VPN to TS server.
The other DMZ side of network has students that browse web.The business users are complaining about intermittent TS speeds, if they disconnect the students speed is good I'm told.
I'm trying to identify if this is a capacity issue or something else is happening.
Suggestions welcome as I investigate further thanks
Question by:Sid_F
    LVL 25

    Accepted Solution

    I'm unclear why you refer to the student's connection to the internet a "DMZ side".

    The first thing that comes to mind is that the checkpoint firewall is dealing with something like virus scanning or web filtering for the students and this is overloading the capabilities of that device.
    LVL 15

    Assisted Solution

    I would imagine that TS = Terminal Services

    If the business network works fine when the student one is disconnected, that does suggest that fmarshall is correct in his deduction that the Checkpoint device is unable to service all the demands made on it when both networks are in use. Virus and spam filtering, and virus scanning are quite CPU intensive, and if they are in operation then that doesn't leave much processor bandwidth for servicing the basic router functions.
    Also, if you're using IPSec VPN that can make the appliance CPU quite busy too.
    LVL 5

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks I think the web filtering might be causing the issue. TS= terminal server thanks

    Featured Post

    Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    This article is in response to a question ( here at Experts Exchange. The Original Poster (OP) requires a utility that will accept a list of IP addresses …
    Sometimes you have to pull out old tricks to get a new firewall to work… While we were installing a new Sonicwall at a customers site we found that sites they were able to visit before were not working.  It seemed random and we could not understa…
    Viewers will learn how to properly install and use Secure Shell (SSH) to work on projects or homework remotely. Download Secure Shell: Follow basic installation instructions: Open Secure Shell and use "Quick Connect" to enter credentials includi…
    After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now