Wide Area Network

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Wide Area Network

Also called WAN. A network that allows computers to connect to the Internet over an exceptionally large area, such as a metropolitan area, a region or even a country.
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The Orbital 6000 solution includes Orbital Data's unique AutoOptimizer(TM) technology to provide a simpler and smarter approach for getting the most performance out of a corporate WAN.
ConnectPort WAN can be managed locally via a built-in web interface or remotely using Digi Connectware(R) Manager, an enterprise class remote device management software.
Taken together, Tacit Networks' ARC WAN Optimization technologies enable enterprises to centralize a wide variety of applications without compromising end-user performance, while saving WAN bandwidth.
WANJet accelerates file transfer, email, client server applications, data replication, and others, resulting in predictable, fast performance for all WAN users.
Because of poor application performance at our remote locations, we evaluated a variety of WAN acceleration products, but found that ongoing management of these systems almost made the expense of buying more bandwidth a better choice.
A WAN-optimized protocol must be used over the WAN segment.
NASDAQ:PKTR) is the global market leader in high-performance, intelligent WAN Application Delivery.
Applications that will be available over the WAN include remote disk mirroring and tape vaulting for backup/restore.
Additional Applications Bundled with Managed WAN Services Solve Increasingly Complex IT Management Issues for MNCs
The ConnectPort WAN VPN does not require an external PCMCIA card like most cellular routers," said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Digi International.
WAN Optimization appliances are devices deployed in data centers, branch offices and remote sites to overcome network performance problems and accelerate application delivery.