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WAN Optimization

Accelerate your applications and optimize quality of experience for your users.

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Why choose Cisco WAN optimization?

Save money

Use alternative transport like broadband or 4G LTE to augment traditional MPLS and to dynamically select the most cost-efficient path for applications and data.

Increase user productivity

Next-generation WAN optimization accelerates business, SaaS, and IaaS applications delivered from private and virtual private cloud infrastructures like Azure for Office 365 or Salesforce. Help your business deliver high-quality digital experiences.

Optimize bandwidth

Reduce bandwidth consumption with intelligent caching, compression, and application optimization to increase performance.

Which WAN optimization solution is right for you?

Accelerate your applications and improve the user experience with Cisco SD-WAN, WAAS, and cloud-delivered WAN optimization with Akamai.

Cisco SD-WAN

Improve performance with Cisco SD-WAN, which dynamically selects the most efficient WAN links on an application-by-application basis.

Cisco WAAS

Next-generation WAN optimization accelerates business, SaaS and IaaS applications delivered from private and virtual private cloud infrastructures like Azure for Office 365 or Salesforce and helps businesses deliver high-quality digital experiences.

Cisco WAAS with Akamai Connect

Deliver application optimization and speed up your WAN by extending the Akamai Intelligent Platform directly into your branch router.

WAN optimization management

Centrally design, configure, manage, and monitor WAAS and application policies in your network using Cisco DNA Center and Virtual Central Manager for WAAS.

Related products

Cisco Integrated Service Routers

Get a branch router with integrated WAN optimization.

Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System

Use the 5000 Series router to deploy a virtualized branch platform for Network Functions Virtualization.

Cisco WAN optimization benefits

Improve performance
Cisco has the industry-leading WAN optimization solutions you need to accelerate application performance. Optimize WAN performance for branch offices, data centers, and public and private clouds. Enhance your user experience to achieve application delivery performance similar to that of a LAN. 

Save money
Enterprises and service providers can reduce costs with lower bandwidth, power, and footprint requirements.

Save time
At the same time, you can increase efficiency for users by alleviating the effects of latency and distance between branch offices, data centers, and the cloud. Enterprises can also save time and increase velocity of business functions and transactions like backup, disaster recovery, and retail commerce.


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