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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that helps enterprises migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN using hybrid or
Microsoft Exchange and Common Internet File System (CIFS) file services applications were initially designed for local area network (LAN) environments, so their performance drops dramatically when used across a WAN link that has even modest latency.
Another example would be in which an enterprise contracts for a WAN analysis of the date links and routing options to identify carriers, routing and service levels that provide the most cost-effective solution, and then utilize a third-party provisioning expert to act as a single point of contact to implement and monitor the new network configuration.
EdgeConnect provides unprecedented levels of visibility into both legacy and cloud applications, and gives the IT organization the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic.
Talari, a provider of Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions enables companies to create and manage their WAN by giving the network brainwidth.
Masergy is the type of forward-thinking service provider that enterprises should look to as they evaluate and adopt SD-WAN solutions to support their evolving WAN and IT needs, added David Hughes, founder and CEO of Silver Peak.
These innovative patents allow for quick and efficient sharing of intelligence across a diverse network made up of various WAN technologies harmoniously working together, said Talari's CTO and co-founder John Dickey.
However, 80% of enterprise data (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents; e-mail attachments; graphics applications) is file-based, using file system protocols that resist management and do not operate well over WANs.
Because WANs often use the public Internet for transport, building optional encryption into the protocol is useful.
The Viptela SD-WAN platform provides ubiquitous connectivity, zero-trust security, end-to- end segmentation with application aware SLA and QoS policies for enterprise WANs that span data centers, branches, remotes offices and cloud resources.
Enterprise wide area networks (WANs) are a mission-critical resource and must be tuned for optimum performance.
Silver Peak, the leader in building broadband and hybrid wide area networks (WANs), today announced it will conduct a six-vendor interoperability demonstration showcasing the power and flexibility of the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution.