The SonicWall™ WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series enables you to easily and securely enhance WAN application performance at remote and branch offices, thus improving the end user experience that leads to increased productivity. Unlike standalone WAN acceleration products that are deployed either behind the firewall or between the firewall and WAN router, the SonicWall WXA Series is an integrated add-on to the SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). The solution enables comprehensive scanning for intrusions and malware before accelerating the traffic across the VPN or dedicated WAN link, thus maximizing security and performance. The WXA optimizes performance and reduces latency by transmitting only new or changed data across the network after initial file transfer, resulting in dramatically reduced traffic volumes. In addition, the managing firewall enables you to identify and prioritize application traffic while the WXA minimizes traffic between sites. The SonicWall solution streamlines the placement, deployment, configuration, routing, management and integration of the WXA with other components such as VPNs. Consolidating WAN acceleration with core NGFW technologies including intrusion prevention, anti-malware, and application intelligence, control and visualization at the gateway significantly increases security while lowering the total cost of ownership. The powerful combination of a SonicWall NGFW and WXA enables you to more efficiently manage your bandwidth and simplify NGFW and WAN acceleration deployment and management without compromising security. SonicWall makes it easy for you to add one or more WXA solutions into your network by providing a variety of platform options including both hardware and virtual appliances as well as software.