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Wide Area Network (WAN)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

WAN

Definition(s):

  A physical or logical network that provides data communications to a larger number of independent users than are usually served by a local area network (LAN) and that is usually spread over a larger geographic area than that of a LAN.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 (API 1164)