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WXA 4000 Appliance

In today’s distributed enterprise, applications such as Microsoft SharePoint and Windows File Share 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 inefficiently retransmit entire files (rather than just incremental changes) multiple times, unnecessarily increasing WAN traffic. IT often responds by expending budget on more bandwidth or enhanced services. Alternatively, WAN acceleration technology can resolve the problem by allowing more efficient utilisation of the existing network bandwidth.
The SonicWALL solution.
The SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and improving the end user experience for small- to medium-sized organisations 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 SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA or TZ Unified Threat Management (NGFW) Firewall and Application Intelligence and Control Service, the WXA offers the unique combined benefit of prioritising application traffic and minimising it between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.
Conserving network bandwidth.
When integrated with a SonicWALL NGFW Firewall, the WXA Series remembers data that has been transferred previously, and through data-duplication, replaces repeated byte sequences with an identifier to reduce application latency and conserve bandwidth.
A variety of acceleration techniques.
In addition to data de-duplication, the SonicWALL WXA Series provides acceleration features such as data caching, metadata caching, data-in-flight compression and application traffic prioritisation using QoS or bandwidth management on the managing NGFW Firewall.
Seamless integration.
Unlike standalone WAN acceleration products, SonicWALL WXA solutions are integrated add-ons to SonicWALL NGFW Firewalls. This integrated solution streamlines the placement, deployment, configuration, routing, management and integration of WXA with other components, such as VPNs.
Flexible deployment.
To fit a wide variety remote, branch and central office deployments, the WXA Series is comprised of software and hardware based solutions including the SonicWALL WXA 500 Live CD, WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances, and WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance.

Maximise WAN application performance quickly and easily

The SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) 4000 reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and improving the end user experience for small- to medium-sized organisations with remote and branch offices. Unlike standalone acceleration products, the SonicWALL WXA 4000 seamlessly integrates with SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA and TZ Series Unified Threat Management (NGFW) Firewall solutions to offer the unique combined benefit of both prioritising and minimising application traffic between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.

WXA 4000 features

The WXA 4000 hardware appliance improves application performance through innovative WAN acceleration and optimisation technology, allowing remote users to collaborate, share and revise large files more effectively and efficiently.

Powerful performance

With 4 GB of RAM and two 250 GB hard drives in a RAID configuration, the WXA 4000 can support up to 240 users and 1,200 concurrent flows on a single appliance.

Simplified deployment

As an add-on solution to SonicWALL NGFW firewall appliances, the WXA 4000 drastically reduces the complexity of deploying, routing and managing the WXA appliance.

Data compression

The WXA 4000 increases network performance while reducing latency by compressing data sent across the WAN.

Bandwidth optimisation

The 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.

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)

By improving the efficiency and overall utilisation of existing WAN bandwidth, the WXA 4000 helps businesses avoid incurring higher monthly expenses to increase WAN bandwidth capacity.

Platform features

SonicWALL WXA solutions reduce application latency and conserve bandwidth with a variety of optimisation techniques, including data caching, file de-duplication, traffic prioritisation and more.

Increased security

When deployed with a SonicWALL NGFW Firewall, an additional layer of security is provided through the use of SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection technology, which scans all traffic and data for threats before sending it to the WAN acceleration appliance.

Protocol optimisation

Users accessing resources over the WAN can take advantage of LAN-like application performance that decreases the latency and chattiness presented by inefficient protocols or application communication.

Visualisation

Administrative tools and reports deliver real-time insight into the performance gains obtained by introducing WAN acceleration appliances into the network.

Byte caching and file caching

Reducing bandwidth consumption by orders of magnitude, byte caching and file caching extend the life of existing WAN links and greatly enhance the user experience.

Windows File Sharing (WFS) acceleration

SonicWALL WXA solutions help improve response times while decreasing the amount of data transferred when downloading or accessing files from a shared drive.

Bandwidth prioritisation

When deployed in conjunction with SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control Service, WXA solutions offer the unique combined benefit of both prioritising application traffic and minimising traffic between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.