April 2007

  • WAN traffic, applications fastballed for baseball maker

    WAN traffic was sluggish for Rawlings, to the point where it was on the verge of losing a major customer. The sporting goods maker hunted down solutions to ensure that traffic gets the treatment it...

  • WAN (Wide Area Network)

    A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN).

  • extranet

    An extranet is a private network that uses Internet technology and the public telecommunication system to securely share part of a business's information or operations with suppliers, vendors, part...

  • Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

    Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) used by an Internet service provider (ISP) to enable the operation of a virtual private network (...

  • virtual routing and forwarding (VRF)

    Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) is a technology included in IP (Internet Protocol) network routers that allows multiple instances of a routing table to exist in a router and work simultaneously.

  • WAN interface card (WIC)

    A WAN interface card, or WIC, is a specialized network interface card (NIC) that allows devices to connect to a wide area network.

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

    NAT (Network Address Translation or Network Address Translator) is the translation of an Internet Protocol address (IP address) used within one network to a different IP address known within anothe...

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard Internet protocol for transmitting files between computers on the Internet.

  • Disaster recovery options improve with WAN optimization

    Disaster recovery plans are now a necessity for enterprises, and WAN optimization can improve the way DR policies work on the network and reduce costs.

  • Remote access fueled by security, mobility

    Remote access decisions are fueled by the need for network security and increased mobility.

  • Windows Vista: Cause to rethink WAN optimization

    Microsoft Windows Vista and Longhorn Server include significantly improved WAN optimization and performance-enhancing technologies, which could make buying a WAN optimization appliance unnecessary ...