WAN optimization is a phrase used to describe applications and products used to manage and accelerate the flow of data across a wide-area network (WAN).
Some specific technologies used in WAN optimization include the following:
- data compression
- other technologies.
Complete WAN Optimization Solutions
An ideal WAN optimization solution will allow you to prioritize traffic, and guarantee a certain amount of available bandwidth for mission critical applications. Complete WAN optimization solutions allow a business to do much more than simply queue the bad traffic. They can block unwanted (in and outbound) traffic, allow it at certain time during the day, give priority to certain hosts, and enforce many other related policies. It will optimize the actual traffic, providing lower latency and higher throughput for the most critical applications.