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WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series

Significantly enhance WAN performance and user experience.

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In today’s distributed enterprise, applications such as Microsoft® SharePoint and Windows® File Sharing transmit an increasing number of files and data sets over Wide Area Networks (WANs), overburdening available WAN bandwidth. To make matters worse, these collaboration applications can retransmit entire files (rather than just incremental changes) multiple times. The result is an inefficient utilization of available bandwidth and an unnecessary increase in WAN traffic. IT often responds by expending budget on more bandwidth or enhanced services. Alternatively, WAN acceleration technology can resolve the problem by enabling more efficient utilization of the existing network bandwidth.

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The Dell SonicWALL solution.

The Dell™ SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and improving the end user experience for distributed organizations with remote and branch offices. After initial data transfer, the WXA Series dramatically reduces all subsequent traffic by transmitting only new or changed data across the network. Deployed in conjunction with a  Dell SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA or TZ Next-Generation Firewall and Application Intelligence and Control Service, the WXA offers the unique combined benefit of prioritizing application traffic and minimizing it between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.

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Conserving network bandwidth.

When integrated with a Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall, the WXA Series 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.

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A variety of acceleration techniques.

In addition to data de-duplication, the Dell SonicWALL WXA Series provides acceleration features such as data caching, metadata caching, Web (HTTP) caching, data-in-flight compression and application traffic prioritization using QoS or bandwidth management on the managing Next-Generation Firewall.

Seamless integration.
Seamless integration.

Unlike standalone WAN acceleration products, Dell SonicWALL WXA solutions are integrated add-ons to Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls. This integrated solution streamlines the placement, deployment, configuration, routing, management and integration of WXA with other components, such as VPNs.

Flexible deployment.
Flexible deployment.

To fit a wide variety of remote, branch and central office deployments, the WXA Series is comprised of software- and hardware-based solutions, including the Dell SonicWALL WXA 500 and WXA 6000 software, WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances, and WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance.

WXA 6000

Increase WAN application performance between distributed, remote and branch sites as well as increase productivity for up to 2,000 users over 10,000 concurrent sessions using the WAN acceleration software 6000 running on a Dell PowerEdge R320 server.

  • Performance
    Performance WXA 4000 WXA 5000 WXA 6000
    Maximum Connections 1200 1800 10000
    Maximum Web Caching Connections 1200 1800 10000
    TCP/File Compression Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Acceleration Yes Yes Yes
  • Visualization
    Visualization WXA 4000 WXA 5000 WXA 6000
    TCP Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    Web Caching Visualization Yes Yes Yes
  • Flexibility
    Flexibility WXA 4000 WXA 5000 WXA 6000
    Rack-mount Chassis 1 RU - -
    CPU Intel Dual Core 2 GHz - -
    RAM 4GB - -
    Hard Drive 2x250 GB - -
  • Deployment
    WXA 4000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 240 users.

    WXA 5000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations looking to simplify migration for remote and branch offices and up to 360 users.

    WXA 6000

    Increase productivity for up to 2000 users over 10,000 concurrent connections, using the SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) 6000 .

starting at

$12,99500MSRP

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WXA 4000

Designed for distributed organizations with remote and branch offices, the Dell™ SonicWALL™ WXA 4000 significantly enhances WAN application performance and user experience for up to 240 users, with 1,200 concurrent connections.

  • Performance
    Performance WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    Maximum Connections 1800 600 1200
    Maximum Web Caching Connections 1800 600 1200
    TCP/File Compression Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Acceleration Yes Yes Yes
  • Visualization
    Visualization WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    TCP Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    Web Caching Visualization Yes Yes Yes
  • Flexibility
    Flexibility WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    Rack-mount Chassis - 1 RU 1 RU
    CPU - Intel 2.0 GHZ Intel Dual Core 2 GHz
    RAM - 2GB 4GB
    Hard Drive - 250 GB 2x250 GB
  • Deployment
    WXA 5000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations looking to simplify migration for remote and branch offices and up to 360 users.

    WXA 2000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 120 users.

    WXA 4000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 240 users.

starting at

$6,49500MSRP

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WXA 2000

Designed for distributed organizations with remote and branch offices, the Dell SonicWALL WXA 2000 significantly enhances WAN application performance and user experience for up to 120 users, with 600 concurrent connections.

  • Performance
    Performance WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    Maximum Connections 1800 600 1200
    Maximum Web Caching Connections 1800 600 1200
    TCP/File Compression Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Acceleration Yes Yes Yes
  • Visualization
    Visualization WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    TCP Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    Web Caching Visualization Yes Yes Yes
  • Flexibility
    Flexibility WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    Rack-mount Chassis - 1 RU 1 RU
    CPU - Intel 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core 2 GHz
    RAM - 2 GB 4 GB
    Hard Drive - 250 GB 2x250 GB
  • Deployment
    WXA 5000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations looking to simplify migration for remote and branch offices and up to 360 users

    WXA 2000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 120 users.

    WXA 4000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 240 users.

starting at

$3,99500MSRP

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WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance

As a hardened, performance-optimized virtual server, the Dell™ SonicWALL™ (WXA) 5000 eases migration and reduces capital costs while significantly enhancing WAN application performance and user experience for up to 360 users.

  • Performance
    Performance WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    Maximum Connections 1800 600 1200
    Maximum Web Caching Connections 1800 600 1200
    TCP/File Compression Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Acceleration Yes Yes Yes
  • Visualization
    Visualization WXA 5000 WXA 2000 WXA 4000
    TCP Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    WFS Visualization Yes Yes Yes
    Web Caching Visualization Yes Yes Yes
  • Flexibility
    Flexibility WXA 5000 WXA 4000 WXA 2000
    Rack-mount Chassis - 1 RU 1 RU
    CPU - Intel 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core 2 GHz
    RAM - 2 GB 4 GB
    Hard Drive - 250 GB 2x250 GB
  • Deployment
    WXA 5000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations looking to simplify migration for remote and branch offices and up to 360 users

    WXA 2000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 120 users.

    WXA 4000

    Ideal for small- to medium- sized organizations with remote and branch offices and up to 240 users.

starting at

$4,49500MSRP

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WXA 500 Live CD

As software that is easily deployed on dedicated hardware, the Dell™ SonicWALL™ Live CD (WXA) 500 allows organizations with distributed offices of up to 20 users to enhance WAN application performance while leveraging existing infrastructure.

starting at

$49500MSRP

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  • Legend:
  • S Standard
  • O Optional
  • - Not Available
  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 www.mysonicwall.com and requires specific Dell hardware to operate.