wide-area network

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wide′-ar′ea net′work

a computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Also called WAN.
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The Importance of SD-WAN technology which is a software-defined approach to managing the wide-area network, or WAN was also emphasised at the event.
Wide-area network construction involves combining multiple layers, such as broadband optical-transmission, wireless access, and end-to-end packet-communications.
Our big initiative is a wide-area network throughout the district.
Sentel's wide-area network integration system lets users control the detection of up to 400 sensors from one single command site, to reduce the need to send soldiers and citizens into harm's way to check or activate sensors.
The option allows Audiolog Recording Servers to archive recorded material to standard NAS devices with TCP/IP addressing that have been attached to the same local or wide-area network as the Audiolog Recording Server, providing automated backups and centralized management and security for the files.
The T1 phone lines that today connect plant sites via a wide-area network can cost thousands of dollars a month.
Using World Wide Web (WWW) browser software, as well as servers that adhere to the WWW standards, an Intranet is a private network, usually a local-area network inside a single office suite or building, or a wide-area network linking various sites of a business.
For those unfamiliar with the concept of a wide-area network (WAN) the following definition will help to orient the reader.
Viatel is the largest Irish-owned provider of advanced voice, data connectivity, data centre and managed software-defined wide-area network solutions in Ireland.
Installing firewall - computers that filter the communication between private networks and the Internet - will protect an office practice's local area network and a hospital or health care system's wide-area network from unwanted hackers.

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