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WXA 5000 WAN Acceleration Virtual Appliance

Affordable and efficient WAN Optimizer.

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Demos On Demand: Wan Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series

Virtual WAN Applicance designed for hybrid networks.

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

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 Live CD 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.