SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series

Get the most value from your bandwidth with a WAN acceleration solution

Utilize your existing network bandwidth investment more efficiently, with the SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series. WAN accelerators relieve the burden on your bandwidth created by collaboration applications (e.g., Microsoft® SharePoint and Windows® File Sharing) by eliminating unnecessary duplicate data transmissions. An integrated add-on to SonicWALL next-generation firewalls, the WXA Series provides efficient WAN optimization for your network. Avoid large budget expenditures on more bandwidth or enhanced services by getting more from the WAN performance you already have.

Features

Speed your application performance

Enable your wide area network (WAN) applications to run faster at remote and branch offices, without adding more bandwidth, using the SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series.

Stop sending duplicate data

Cut down on duplicate information and reduce latency for peak network performance with data de-duplication, byte caching and file caching. After initial data transmission, you can limit subsequent traffic to only new or changed data.

Integrate with your next-generation firewall

You can seamlessly integrate the WXA Series with your SonicWALL next-generation firewall. This lets you maximize security and WAN performance by scanning traffic before accelerating it across a virtual private network (VPN) or dedicated WAN link. You can also simplify the deployment, placement, routing, configuration, management and integration of WXA with other parts of your security solution.

Give users a better web experience

Increase browser response time while decreasing bandwidth consumption using HTTP (web) caching.

Optimize your network’s efficiency

Give users LAN-like application performance over your WAN by decreasing latency and chattiness presented by inefficient protocols or application communication.

Choose the solution that’s right for you

The WXA Series is available as a hardware appliance, virtual appliance and software to help you select the format that best fits your organization’s WAN acceleration needs.

Models

SonicWALL 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 SonicWALL WAN acceleration software 6000 running on a Dell PowerEdge R320 server.

SonicWALL WXA 4000

SonicWALL WXA 4000

Boost WAN application performance between distributed, remote and branch sites, and increase productivity for up to 240 users over 1,200 concurrent connections, using the SonicWALL™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) 4000.

SonicWALL WXA 2000

SonicWALL WXA 2000

Increase WAN application performance between distributed, branch and remote sites, and improve productivity for up to 120 users over 600 concurrent connections, using the SonicWALL WXA 2000.

SonicWALL WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance

SonicWALL WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance

Reduce capital costs, and ease integration and administration, while significantly enhancing WAN application performance and the user experience for up to 360 users, with the hardened, performance-optimized SonicWALL WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance.

SonicWALL WXA 500 Live CD

SonicWALL WXA 500 Live CD

Enhance WAN performance for small distributed organizations with up to 20 users while leveraging your existing infrastructure, with SonicWALL WXA 500 Live CD software. You can easily deploy this software on dedicated hardware.

Comparison

Legend: S — Standard,  O — Optional,  N — Not available

SpecificationsSonicWALL WXA 6000 softwareSonicWALL WXA 4000SonicWALL WXA 2000SonicWALL WXA 5000 virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 500 software
PlatformSoftware5Hardware applianceHardware applianceVirtual appliance (VMware)Software5
Maximum users12,00024012036020
Maximum connections310,00012006001800100
Maximum web caching connections10,00012006001800100
Included/maximum concurrent WXA client licenses42/125 2/1252/502/1252/20
FeaturesSonicWALL WXA 6000 softwareSonicWALL WXA 4000SonicWALL WXA 2000SonicWALL WXA 5000 virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 500 software
Byte cachingSSSSS
Web (HTTP) cachingS SSSS
ProtocolsSMB, CIFS, FTP, HTTP, TCP
TCP/File compressionSSSSS
Signed SMBSSSSS
CIFS/SMB accelerationSSSSS2
ManagementRequires SonicOS 5.8.1 or later
SNMPSSSSS
SyslogSSSSS
ManagementGUIGUIGUIGUIGUI
HardwareSonicWALL WXA 6000 softwareSonicWALL WXA 4000SonicWALL WXA 2000SonicWALL WXA 5000 virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 500 software
FormHardened SonicWALL® Linux® OS
Rack-mount chassisN1 RU1 RUNN
CPUNIntel® Dual Core™ 2.0GHzIntel® 2.0GHzNN
RAMN4GB2GBNN
Hard driveN2 x 250GB250GBNN
Redundant disk array (RAID)NRAID 1NNN
DimensionsN17.0 x 16.4 x 1.7 in (43.18 x 41.59 x 4.44 cm)17.0 x 16.4 x 1.7 in (43.18 x 41.59 x 4.44 cm)NN
WeightN16 lb/7.26 kg16 lb/7.26 kgNN
WEEE weightN16 lb/7.37 kg16 lb/7.37 kgNN
Power consumption (Watts)N10186NN
BTUsN344293NN
MTBF (Years)N14.2714.27NN
Virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 6000 softwareSonicWALL WXA 4000SonicWALL WXA 2000SonicWALL WXA 5000 virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 500 software
HypervisorNNNESX and ESXi (version 4.0 and newer)N
Operating system installedNNNHardened SonicLinuxN
Minimum CPUNNN2 x 1.6GHzN
Allocated memoryNNN4GBN
Applied disk sizeNNN250GBN
VMware Hardware Compatibility GuideNNNVMware Hardware Capability GuideN
WXA 6000 software onlySonicWALL WXA 6000 softwareSonicWALL WXA 4000SonicWALL WXA 2000SonicWALL WXA 5000 virtual applianceSonicWALL WXA 500 software
Dell hardwareDell PowerEdge R320NNN

Dell OptiPlex 3010, Dell Inspiron 660s,Dell Vostro 270s

Legend: S — Standard,  O — Optional,  N — 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 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 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 to operate.