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Comprehensive WAN Monitoring for Service Providers

End-to-End Visibility for the Entire Optical Transport Network

Monitor WAN Links Easily & Efficiently

The increase in SaaS, Cloud, and other Internet transformations has placed the WAN directly in the path of nearly every user accessing critical business applications. NetQuest offers state-of-the-art technology that makes it easy to monitor WAN links in a single easy-to-use box that is highly flexible and efficient in its deployment.

Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks
Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks
OMX3200 - Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks

What Is WAN and How Does It Work?

WAN, or Wide Area Network, is a vast network of data that isn’t tied to just one location. A WAN is currently the most expansive transport network available and can facilitate the sharing of information, communication, and more between devices in any location through a WAN provider.

As long as a user has access to the established WAN, they will be able to utilize the network to transfer data, share information, and connect and communicate with other users regardless of where they are located.

Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks
Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks

WAN vs. LAN

The most common type of computer network other than a WAN is a LAN, or Local Area Network.

LANs differ from WANs in that they exist only within a limited geographical area; for example, wireless and ethernet networks. A WAN exists globally and by using a leased network provider and has no ties to geographical locations. A WAN typically employs unique WAN transport protocols such as DWDM, OTN and SONET/SDH. 

A LAN can be used as a tool to access a WAN, however, this can only be done within the area of the LANs established infrastructure. Without WAN connections, businesses and other organizations would only be permitted to access specific local areas or geographic regions.

Benefits of WAN Monitoring

WAN monitoring services have a number of robust benefits that help your organization stay on top of your overall network performance and traffic. At NetQuest, we offer comprehensive monitoring that allows you to maintain full visibility where you need it most.

With NetQuest, you can:

  • Automate survey of WAN links for identifying transport protocols and channelization structure
  • Remove WAN transport wrappers and tunneling protocols to access IP packets and steer these packets to Ethernet-based analysis tools
  • Generate unsampled IPFIX metadata generation while preserving key WAN information in the individual flow records
  • Store network discovery information so large fiber installations can be monitored on demand.
  • Gain investment protection via NetQuest’s OMX3200 and its ability to process various network feeds (DWDM, OTN, Ethernet, SDH) and speeds (100G, 10G, etc)

WAN monitoring can also help save your organization significant time and money. Alternative WAN monitoring methods typically require use of standard telecommunications equipment and protocol analyzers not intended for network monitoring applications.

OMX3200 - Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks

High-Visibility Wide Area Network Monitoring From NetQuest

At NetQuest, we provide reliable WAN monitoring solutions for telecommunications providers and government agencies who want to identify national threats, cyber attacks, and other network anomalies.

NetQuest’s WAN monitoring tools allow you to:

  • Monitor broad global communications from a centralized locale
  • Provide WAN network access to ethernet-based packet analysis tools
  • Monitor WAN overhead channels for unintended communications
  • Track network changes over time using historical-based analytics
OMX3200 - Scalable Network Visibility and Cyber Security Solutions for 100G and 10G networks

Get the WAN Data You Need When You Need It

Your organization needs solutions that allow you to monitor your entire network, especially now as the number of nation-based cyber warfare events rises.

Contact NetQuest today to learn how we can help your organization get access to industry leading WAN monitoring tools. We’re standing by to help you obtain comprehensive visibility and network intelligence that can be used to protect your networks, data connections, applications, devices, programs, and more.

Get the Cyber Solution You Need with NetQuest

At NetQuest, we’ve provided innovative, industry-leading cyber security solutions to global organizations large and small since 1987.

Our mission is to optimize visibility of critical network data to prevent threats and detect anomalous behavior.