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WXA 5000 Virtual 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 performance more affordably and efficiently than ever

The SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Virtual Appliance (WXA) 5000 reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and user experience for small- to medium-sized organisations just as traditional SonicWALL WXA hardware solutions do. But with a hardened, performance optimised virtual server, integration is simplified, administration is eased, and costs are lowered even further. Unlike standalone acceleration products, the SonicWALL WXA 5000 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 5000 Virtual Appliance features

The WXA 5000 virtual appliance improves application performance through innovative WAN acceleration and optimisation technology, while reducing capital costs through virtualisation.

Increased savings

A pre-configured virtual machine has no professional service fees or hidden costs. By running multiple operating systems and applications on a single computer, businesses can consolidate resources and reduce expenses.

Reliability

A hardened OS prohibits users from tampering with the underlying integrity of the virtual appliances. The performance optimised architecture activates only necessary processes.

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)

By improving the efficiency and overall utilisation of existing WAN bandwidth, the WXA 5000 helps businesses avoid incurring higher monthly expenses to increase WAN bandwidth capacity.

Easy migration and management

Deployment costs are minimised since administrators can simply move a snapshot of a virtual environment to new physical server infrastructure. Ongoing support is also simplified. Each virtual appliance is designed for up to 120 users.

Bandwidth optimisation

The WXA 5000 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.

Data compression

The WXA 5000 increases network performance while reducing latency by compressing data sent across the WAN.