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SonicWALL WXA 500 Software
Significantly enhanced WAN performance and user experience

SonicWALL WXA 500 Software

SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Series
WXA 500 Series
WXA 500 Software with 1 Year of Software subscription and Dynamic Support 24x7
#01-SSC-9438
List Price: $495.00
Our Price: $371.95

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Overview:

Significantly enhanced WAN performance and user experience

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, such collaboration applications can inefficiently retransmit entire files (rather than just incremental changes) multiple times, unnecessarily increasing WAN traffic. IT often responds by expending budget on more bandwidth or enhanced services. Alternatively, WAN acceleration technology can resolve the problem by allowing more efficient utilization of the existing network bandwidth.

The SonicWALL® WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series reduces application latency and conserves bandwidth, significantly enhancing WAN application performance and user experience for small- to medium-sized 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. The WXA de-duplicates data traversing the WAN, thus reducing application latency and conserving bandwidth. Other acceleration features include data caching, metadata caching and data-in-flight compression.

The WXA Series is comprised of the WXA 500 Live CD, WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances, and WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance. Unlike standalone WAN acceleration products, WXA solutions are integrated add-ons to SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA), NSA and TZ Series appliances that are deployed as Next-Generation Firewalls. This integrated solution streamlines the placement, deployment, configuration, routing, management and integration of WXA with other components, such as VPNs. When deployed in conjunction with SonicWALL Application Intelligence and Control Service, the WXA offers the unique combined benefit of both prioritizing application traffic (using QoS or bandwidth management) and minimizing traffic between sites, resulting in optimal network performance.

Features & Benefits:

  • Simplified deployment through complete provisioning and configuration by a SonicWALL firewall drastically reduces the complexity of deploying, routing and integrating multiple WXA appliances across the network.
  • Increased security using SonicWALL Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ technology provides an additional layer of security by scanning all traffic and data for threats before sending it to the WAN acceleration appliance.
  • Protocol optimization provides LAN-like application performance for users accessing resources over the WAN by decreasing the latency and chattiness presented by inefficient protocols or application communication.
  • Byte caching and file caching reduce bandwidth consumption by orders of magnitude, extending the life of existing WAN links and providing a better user experience.
  • Reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) arrives through increased efficiency and overall utilization of existing WAN bandwidth, which in turn avoids costly and unnecessary WAN upgrades.
  • Data compression across the WAN increases performance and reduces latency.
  • Windows File Sharing (WFS) acceleration helps improve response times while decreasing the amount of data transferred when downloading or accessing files from a shared drive.
  • Visualization delivers real-time insight into the performance gains obtained by introducing WAN acceleration into the network.

Deployment Scenarios:

SonicWALL WXA Deployment Scenarios

Specifications:

 

WXA Series Specifications
Model WXA 500 LiveCD WXA 2000 WXA 4000 WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance WXA 6000 Software
Platform Software5 Hardware Appliance Hardware Appliance Virtual Appliance (VMware) Software5
Maximum Users1 20 120 240 360 2,000
Maximum Connections 100 600 1,200 1,8003 10,000
Maximum Flows 100 600 1,200 1,8003 10,000
Included/maximum concurrent WXA client licenses4 2/20 2/50 2/125 2/125 2/125
Byte Caching Yes2
TCP/File Compression Yes
Management Requires SonicOS 5.8.1 or later
CIFS/SMB acceleration Yes2 Yes
Signed SMB support Yes
WFS/TCP visualization Yes
SNMP Yes
Syslog Yes
Operating System Hardened SonicWALL Linux OS
Rack-mount Chassis - 1U Rackmount -  
CPU - Intel 2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz -  
RAM - 2 GB 4 GB -  
Hard Drive - 250 GB 2 x 250 GB -  
Redundant Disk Array (RAID) - - RAID 1 -  
Dimensions - 17.0 x 16.4 x 1.7/in
43.18 x 41.59 x 4.44 cm
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Weight - 16 lbs/7.26 kg -  
WEEE Weight - 16 lbs/7.37 kg -  
Power Consumption (Watts) - 86 101 -  
BTUs - 293 344 -  
MTBF (Years) - 14.27 -  
Dell Hardware Dell OptiPlex 3010, Dell Inspiron 660s, Dell Vostro 270s n/a Dell PowerEdge R320 Server
Hypervisor - - - ESX and ESXi (5.0 and newer)  
Operating System Installed - - - Hardened SonicLinux  
Minimum CPU - - - 2 x 1.6 GHz  
Allocated Memory - - - 4 GB  
Applied Disk Size - - - 250 GB  

1 Maximum users may vary depending on the number of connections being generated per user.
2 CIFS/SMB acceleration is available only when the WXA software image is installed on the supplied Dell 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 in order to use the WXA client software. Please refer to the WXA release notes for supported operating systems.
5 The WXA 500 and 6000 software can be downloaded from www.mysonicwall.com and requires specific Dell hardware in order to operate.

Documentation:

Download the SonicWALL WXA Series Data Sheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

WXA 500 Series
WXA 500 Software with 1 Year of Software subscription and Dynamic Support 24x7
#01-SSC-9438
List Price: $495.00
Our Price: $371.95
WXA 500 Series Dynamic Support 24x7
WXA 500 Software Subscription and Dynamic Support 24x7 (1 Year)
#01-SSC-9446
List Price: $95.00
Our Price: $71.95
WXA 500 Software Subscription and Dynamic Support 24x7 (2 Years)
#01-SSC-9447
List Price: $162.00
Our Price: $121.95
WXA 500 Software Subscription and Dynamic Support 24x7 (3 Years)
#01-SSC-9448
List Price: $228.00
Our Price: $171.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 1 Concurrent User
#01-SSC-7160
List Price: $50.00
Our Price: $37.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 5 Concurrent Users
#01-SSC-7161
List Price: $215.00
Our Price: $161.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 10 Concurrent Users
#01-SSC-7162
List Price: $345.00
Our Price: $258.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 25 Concurrent Users
#01-SSC-7163
List Price: $850.00
Our Price: $637.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 50 Concurrent Users
#01-SSC-7164
List Price: $1,650.00
Our Price: $1,237.95
WAN Acceleration Client Add 100 Concurrent Users
#01-SSC-7165
List Price: $3,250.00
Our Price: $2,437.95