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Product Information for SonicWALL 4000 Application Acceleration Appliance
Highlights for SonicWALL 4000 Application Acceleration Appliance
The SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and user experience for small- to medium-sized organizations with remote and branch offices. After initial data transfer, the WXA Series dramatically reduces all subsequent traffic by transmitting only new or changed data across the network. The WXA de-duplicates data traversing the WAN, thus reducing application latency and conserving bandwidth. Other acceleration features include data caching, metadata caching and data-in-flight compression.
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Significantly enhance WAN performance and user experience.
In today’s distributed enterprise, applications such as Microsoft® SharePoint and Windows® File Sharing transmit an increasing number of files and data sets over Wide Area Networks (WANs), overburdening available WAN bandwidth. To make matters worse, these collaboration applications can retransmit entire files (rather than just incremental changes) multiple times. The result is an inefficient utilization of available bandwidth and an unnecessary increase in WAN traffic. IT often responds by expending budget on more bandwidth or enhanced services. Alternatively, WAN acceleration technology can resolve the problem by enabling more efficient utilization of the existing network bandwidth.
Reduces application latency and conserves bandwidthThe Dell™ SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and improving the end user experience for distributed organizations with remote and branch offices. After initial data transfer, the WXA Series dramatically reduces all subsequent traffic by transmitting only new or changed data across the network. Deployed in conjunction with a Dell SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA or TZ Next-Generation Firewall and Application Intelligence and Control Service, the WXA offers the unique combined benefit of prioritizing application traffic and minimizing it between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.
Conserving network bandwidthWhen integrated with a Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall, the WXA Series remembers data that has been transferred previously, and through data de-duplication, replaces repeated byte sequences with an identifier to reduce application latency and conserve bandwidth.
A variety of acceleration techniquesIn addition to data de-duplication, the Dell SonicWALL WXA Series provides acceleration features such as data caching, metadata caching, Web (HTTP) caching, data-in-flight compression and application traffic prioritization using QoS or bandwidth management on the managing Next-Generation Firewall.
Seamless integrationUnlike standalone WAN acceleration products, Dell SonicWALL WXA solutions are integrated add-ons to Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls. This integrated solution streamlines the placement, deployment, configuration, routing, management and integration of WXA with other components, such as VPNs.
Flexible deploymentTo fit a wide variety of remote, branch and central office deployments, the WXA Series is available in both software- and hardware-based solutions, including the Dell SonicWALL WXA 500 and WXA 6000 software, WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances, and WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance.
Powerful PerformanceWith 4 GB of RAM and two 250 GB hard drives in a RAID configuration, the WXA 4000 supports up to 240 users and 1,200 concurrent connections on a single appliance.
Bandwidth OptimizationThe WXA 4000 remembers data that has been transferred previously, and through data de-duplication, replaces repeated byte sequences with an identifier to reduce application latency and conserve bandwidth.
Simplified DeploymentAs an add-on solution to Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation firewall appliances, the WXA 4000 drastically reduces the complexity of deploying, routing and managing the WXA appliance.
Data CompressionThe WXA 4000 increases network performance while reducing latency by compressing data sent across the WAN.
- Increased security
- Byte caching and file caching
- Protocol optimization
- Web (HTTP) caching
- Windows File Sharing (WFS) acceleration
- Bandwidth prioritization