How Will WAN Optimization Help My Network?
Wide Area Networks can accelerate application performance and increase throughput and increase network and bandwidth scalability in addition to application performance. An ideal WAN optimization solution will allow you to prioritize traffic, and guarantee a certain amount of available bandwidth for mission critical applications.
One optimization technology, VPN tunneling or Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), is used to avoid packet delivery issues in shared WAN environments. This technology enables one network to send its data via another network's connections. Tunneling works by encapsulating a network protocol within packets carried by the second network. This WAN optimization technique is important for any business that transmits business-critical data over a public network.
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