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WAN Optimization (Wide Area Network Optimization)


Term
WAN Optimization (Wide Area Network Optimization)

Abbreviation
WAN Optimization

Definition
WAN Optimization (Wide Area Network Optimization), also known as WAN acceleration, is the category of technologies and techniques used to maximize the efficiency of data flow across a WAN (Wide Area Network). In an enterprise WAN, the goal of optimization is to increase the speed of access to critical applications and information.

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