This feature is a unique and sophisticated solution for latency and bandwidth accurate measurements at the high connection speed. Instead of a HTTP protocol, it uses raw socket technique to transmit and receive packets. The solution eliminates an application layer overhead caused by HTTP protocol. The lower computation resources are allowed for higher bandwidth measurements. In consequence you are able to measure bandwidth up to 1 Gb/s.
IMPORTANT: The Socket Engine feature requires ADVANCED SETUP procedure to enable socket policy module in the Apache web server. This feature is currently available only for Apache web servers.