Advantages and disadvantages of wide area network

The term WAN full form is wide area network, it can be used many advanced technology such as ATM, SONET, frame relay and many more.It can be cover multiple smaller network such as LANs or MANs. WAN can connect computer all around the world together. So now let us check it out advantages and disadvantages of WAN to know more details about it.

Advantages of WAN :
  • Increase efficiency
  • Easy of communication
  • Large network cover
  • Share information over the large area
  • Message can be sent very quickly to anyone else on the network
  • It support global market and global business
  • Centralized IT infra structure
  • Boost your privacy
Disadvantages of WAN :
  • It is slow in speed
  • It is complected and complex
  • It is difficult to maintain the network
  • It is very costly because we have to pay every time for transferring data
  • WAN is a big and complex problem
  • Very much dependency on third party because it is a public network
  • WAN is not secure means not reliable
  • Security problem
  • Training cost
  • Maintenance problem
  • Require high performance device
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