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WXA 5000 WAN Acceleration Virtual Appliance

Affordable and efficient WAN Optimizer.

Drive customer satisfaction and increase revenue. WXA 5000 speeds applications at remote and branch sites, and lowers TCO with no dedicated hardware. When combined with select Dell firewalls, it minimizes and prioritizes app traffic. Supports 360 users, 1,800 connections.

WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance features.

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

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.

Easy migration and management.

Deployment costs are minimized 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.


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

Bandwidth optimization.

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.

Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).

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

Data compression.

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

Scalable solution

Scale to meet the WAN acceleration needs of a growing user population through clustering, which enables several Dell SonicWALL WXA solutions to be connected to a single managing firewall at each location.

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-Generation Firewall, 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, bytecaching 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.



Virtual Appliance

  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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