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wide area network (WAN)

a computer network that uses long-distance communications methods, such as telephone lines, satellite links, or microwave transmission, to cover a geographic area larger than that which can be covered by a local area network (LAN).

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NX appliances deliver order of magnitude performance improvements when delivering applications across the WAN - as much as 100-200 times improvements in some instances.
It is unique in the industry in its ability to "auto-optimize" WAN links, providing a simpler and smarter way to deliver LAN-like performance to remote users over the WAN, while being significantly easier to deploy and manage than competitive solutions.
ConnectPort WAN joins the Digi Connect(R) WAN as the second family of Digi products certified by Cingular for use in its Wireless WAN Connectivity Service, the industry's first commercially available solution for provision of backup connectivity for the enterprise network.
Testing of Multi-Level Compression has shown compression ratios as high as 250:1, such that it may require a Gigabit Ethernet link on the LAN side in order to saturate a T-1 WAN link.
The protocol must be capable of intercepting the data written before it is transferred over the WAN and extracting the differences.
Fibre Channel technology initially drove SANs to provide higher bandwidth, scalability, longer-distance connectivity, and resiliency, and Fibre Channel over WAN technology will enable companies to achieve significant business benefits by bridging the scattered islands of storage to create storage as a true resource.
WAN Services are Highly Commoditized, Providing Little Differentiation, Causing Providers to Increasingly Rely Upon Other Value-Added Services
The ConnectPort WAN VPN is certified on BroadbandConnect, Cingular's 3G-service based on GSM, the worldwide standard for wide-area wireless communication.
A variety of respected market surveys and analyst reports are predicting a dramatic increase in revenues from the WAN Optimization appliance sales over the next few years, with one optimistic report even projecting a tenfold growth from 120,000 units in 2006 to 1,120,000 units in 2008.
As part of the ILP rollout, Packeteer will offer enterprises a free WAN performance evaluation.
Digi International (NASDAQ:DGII) today introduced a Rev A version of its ConnectPort WAN VPN, the industry's first commercial-grade EVDO Rev A Wireless WAN (WWAN) router.