WAN is abbreviation for Wide Area Network. WAN is a network that covers a broad area and used to
connect end devices like computers and printers which are distributed across long distance. WAN is
used to connect different LANs.Speed is lower (upto 100 Mbps).WAN is maintained and operated by
service providers who exist under distributed ownership. WAN setup is vulnerable to attacks and a
strong security posture is required for its protection.
Related – LAN vs WAN