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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.8

Baseline Configuration for WAN Acceleration
Baseline Configuration for WAN Acceleration Standard or Specification

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Description: This standard establishes the common architecture and baseline configuration for WAN Acceleration installed on all VA data networks. This baseline configuration standard considers industry best practices, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) recommendations, VA business and technical requirements and other federal agencies security guidelines (i.e. DoD STIGs). These recommendations are reconciled by a group of VA subject matter experts and where applicable to VA requirements are represented in this baseline configuration standard. Any changes required to meet local business requirements shall be communicated to the WAN Acceleration Technical Working Group (OIT ITOPS WAN Acceleration) for consideration of inclusion in a future version of the standard. Deviations from this standard except as described above may require National Change Control Board approval and a Plan of Action & Milestone (POA&M) for the VA Directive 6500 Baseline Configuration (P1) Security Control (CM-2).

Version 2.18 is the most current version of this standard and was released May 23, 2019.

This standard is owned and maintained by Solution Delivery Data Center and Infrastructure Engineering and questions or concerns should be directed to the following email group: OIT ITOPS SD Network Engineers

Additional information for this standard can be found on the References Tab of this entry.

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Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision: Approved. This entry has been approved for general use.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.11
Decision Date: 11/20/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/20/2020).