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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Our big initiative is a wide-area network throughout the district.
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.
The trend towards application and server centralization places new demands on the wide-area network (WAN) as a strategically important resource to connect Citrix users across the distributed enterprise.
WilTel Communications announced today that it has created a wide-area network (WAN) solution for Muze(R) Inc.
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WilTel provides enterprise customers with an expanding portfolio of managed solutions designed to meet specific wide-area network needs while reducing capital and operating expenses.

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