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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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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
Featuring an embedded four-port Ethernet switch, two RS-232 serial ports and one USB port, the ConnectPort WAN VPN enables many different kinds of devices to connect to a central site using a single wireless connection.
When it comes to providing, high-performance WAN application delivery solutions, there is a huge distinction between eIbest practice' and eIbest guess,'" said Mark Urban, director of product marketing at Packeteer.
The ConnectPort WAN VPN is the newest member of Digi's cellular family of high speed, commercial-grade wireless routers.
A built-in hard drive on the WXC platform supplies the capacity needed to store particularly large data patterns for long periods of time, enabling up to a 100-fold increase in WAN capacity.
It is completely transparent to customers' existing networks and helps enable a smooth integration with pre-established network security and WAN traffic policies.
In addition to improving WAN link capacity, the WX 20 platforms have streamlined the performance of TCP/IP traffic through the unique Packet Flow Acceleration(TM) (PFA(TM)) technology, which reduces the impact of latency on applications operating over long-distance links.
The new optimized WAN can now transfer files faster than our printers can print them.