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WXA 500 WAN Acceleration Software Live CD
WAN technology for optimal network performance.
Maximize WAN performance with a smart software solution.
Businesses aiming to significantly enhance WAN application performance while using their own hardware can benefit from the Dell™ SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Live CD (WXA) 500. Similar to traditional Dell SonicWALL WXA hardware solutions, the WXA 500 reduces application latency, conserves network bandwidth, and improves the end user experience—only it’s delivered as software for use on a dedicated hardware platform. Unlike standalone acceleration products, the Dell SonicWALL WXA 500 seamlessly integrates with Dell SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA and TZ Series Next-Generation Firewall solutions to offer the unique combined benefit of both prioritizing and minimizing application traffic between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.
WXA 500 Live CD features.
The Dell SonicWALL WXA 500 Live CD improves application performance through innovative WAN acceleration and optimization technology, plus it provides added control over the platform and the WAN acceleration application itself.
Designed for up to 20 users, the WXA 500 Live CD is a bootable image of the WXA software and can easily be deployed on dedicated hardware.
Businesses retain the ability to access, make changes, or install other applications to their system. System administrators retain full control of the program and the installed software.
The WXA 500 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.
By improving the efficiency and overall utilization of existing WAN bandwidth, the WXA 500 helps businesses avoid incurring higher monthly expenses to increase WAN bandwidth capacity.
The WXA 500 increases network performance while reducing latency by compressing data sent across the WAN.
Dell SonicWALL WXA solutions reduce application latency and conserve bandwidth with a variety of optimization techniques, including data caching, file de-duplication, traffic prioritization and more.
When deployed with a Dell SonicWALL Next-GenerationFirewall, an additional layer of security is provided through the use of Dell SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection®technology, which scans all traffic and data for threats before sending it to the WAN acceleration appliance.
Byte caching and file caching.
Reducing the amount of redundant data moving between the central office and remote locations, byte caching and file caching dramatically decrease traffic volume, thereby improving the user experience.
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.
Web (HTTP) caching.
For Internet-bound web traffic distributed over HTTP, content is cached locally on the WXA appliance which decreases the amount of bandwidth required for web traffic and results in improved browser response times.
Administrative tools and reports deliver real-time insight into the performance gains obtained by introducing WAN acceleration appliances into the network.
Windows File Sharing (WFS) acceleration.
Dell SonicWALL WXA solutions help improve response times while decreasing the amount of data transferred when downloading or accessing files from a shared drive.
When deployed in conjunction with Dell SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control Service, WXA solutions offer the unique combined benefit of both prioritizing application traffic and minimizing traffic between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.
WXA 500 Live CD Only
- Maximum users may vary depending on the number of connections being generated per user.
- CIFS/SMB acceleration is available only when the Live CD image is installed on the provided hardware.
- The max number of Connections is dependent on the hardware specifications and may vary depending on the hardware configuration. The specifications provided are the minimum requirements to run the WXA Virtual Appliance.
- NetExtender is required to use the WXA client software. Please refer to the WXA release notes for supportedoperating systems.
- The WXA 500 and 6000 software can be downloaded from www.mysonicwall.com and requires specific Dell hardware to operate.