SonicWALL announced the availability of WAN Acceleration in SonicOS 5.8.1, further enhancing the capabilities of the current SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Series and introducing integrated support for the SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series. SonicWALL’s commitment to continued investment in its NGFW series and to providing its customers with a highly secure, accelerated and optimized network that drives business and employee efficiency. The delivery of SonicOS 5.8.1 bolsters SonicWALL’s consolidated security platform and tightly integrates features like application intelligence, control and visualization and deep packet inspection scanning with the WXA Series to provide WAN optimization and acceleration for the distributed enterprise.
South Africa based leading IT distributor, LOOPHOLD Security Distribution launched SonicWALL’s WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series, an extension of the current SonicWALL next-generation firewall (NGFW) suite. The SonicWALL WXA Series consists of the WXA 5000 virtual appliance, the WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances and the WXA 500 Live CD. WXA series allow businesses to select the right deployment solution for their network. It also significantly improves WAN performance between regional and branch offices, and reduces traffic by up to 95% besides providing faster access to mission-critical applications, resulting in increased employee productivity.