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WXA 500 WAN Acceleration Software

WAN technology for optimal network performance.

Save by deploying on your own hardware. WXA 500 cuts latency and application traffic between sites when integrated with select Dell firewalls. Supports 20 users, 100 connections.

WXA 500 software features.

The Dell SonicWALL WXA 500 software 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 software is a bootable image of the WXA software and can easily be deployed on dedicated hardware.

Greater control.

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.

Bandwidth optimization.

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.

Reduced total.

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.

Data compression.

The WXA 500 increases network performance while reducing latency by compressing data sent across the WAN.

Platform features.

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.

Increased security.

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.

Protocol optimization.

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.

Bandwidth prioritization.

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

  1. Maximum users may vary depending on the number of connections being generated per user.
  2. CIFS/SMB acceleration is available only when the software image is installed on the provided hardware.
  3. 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.
  4. NetExtender is required to use the WXA client software. Please refer to the WXA release notes for supportedoperating systems.
  5. The WXA 500 and 6000 software can be downloaded from and requires specific Dell hardware to operate.
  6. Requires SonicOS 6.2 or higher.


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