Sophos UTM Support - About Wanos

Wanos is software defined Wan Optimization Solutions with a focus on return on investment (ROI). Wanos provides IT Managers with an easy to use SD WAN and Wan Optimizer product that can be installed on dedicated physical appliances or by running virtual machines.

Reduce bandwidth cost and Accelerate application speeds with WAN Optimization.

SD-WAN Optimization Features:

Packet Loss Recovery

Packet Loss Recovery and Forward Error Correction recover from loss early which ensures data is delivered reliably, improves link quality, improves application performance and accelerates TCP.


Universal Deduplication

Cross flow deduplication removes deduplicate byte patterns, irrespective of source protocol, application or session that originated the initial data. Byte patterns are saved persistently on disk for future network matches.


TCP Acceleration

The full transparent TCP Acceleration Performance Enhancing Proxy (PEP) can significantly enhance TCP performance with High Speed TCP

Quality of Service

Deep packet inspection Classification, Marking and Traffic Shaping ensures business priority and bandwidth-intensive traffic receive the most optimal quality of service


Packet Order Correction

Correcting packet order on the fly helps avoid the negative performance impacts and retransmissions due to out of order packets.


Stream Compression

Real time stream compression of network data on the fly for higher compression ratios, acceleration & bandwidth savings.

Path Selection

Load balance traffic over multiple WAN gateways by setting link metric thresholds and Layer7 traffic policies.


Bridge Appliance

The Wan Optimizer is by default a bridge appliance, which enables quick and simple deployment, is non-intrusive and preserves the natural traffic flow.


NetFlow Analytics

The Web Interface powered by Open Source Linux, provides Visibility into Wan Optimizer performance, Protocol Statisctics, System Health information and configuration options.

Layer7 Firewall

Filter traffic on deep packet Inspection application signatures at the branch edge


Tunnel Mode

Tunnel mode compliments bridge mode as an alternative and flexible deployment option to route traffic through the Wan Optimizer.


Network Transparency

Source and Destination addresses are preserved for network visibility. The Wan Optimizer does not translate addresses or proxy traffic.


Here is a file copied over a WAN link of 6.5 Mbps. Optimization is disabled on the first transfer with copy speed of 800 KBytes/s (WAN Link rate). With Wan optimization enabled, the warm byte-cached data delivers 80+ Mbps or more than 10x WAN acceleration.



“Wanos has helped us to improve replication throughput more than twofold. Although we also trialed the leading wan optimization products, we selected Wanos since it provided one of the best ROI’s”
--Jorge Redondo, Head of Business Technology, AIVA

Replication approach 40 Mbps while the WAN remains at 11 Mbps, resulting in 1.2 TB saved for the week.





Wan Acceleration physical or virtual appliances are placed on each end of the link.

The bandwidth is sent optimized over the WAN between appliances.

The SD-Wan Optimization solution is 100% transparent to the end stations.




Accelerate Backup and Replication.

Accelerate WAN & Cloud Applications.

Accelerate branch broadband VPN.

TCP Acceleration for high latency links.

Load-balance between MPLS & Broadband Fiber.

Improve Network Visibility



Network and endpoint protection, centrally managed and communicating together.
For stronger, simpler security.