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Aruba Networks SDN provides BYOD users access while cost-effectively securing your network. SDN applications allow IT to pinpoint, diagnose, verify and solve network issues in real-time, while prioritizing Microsoft Skype for Business traffic for seamless voice and video collaboration. The central building block of Aruba Networks SDN. Aruba Networks Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software provides a unified control point in an OpenFlow-enabled network, simplifying management, provisioning, and orchestration. Enhance user experience. The Network Optimizer Application dynamically provisions network policy and applies Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize Skype for Business traffic, improving your overall user experience. Protect your network. The Network Protector Application turns your entire network infrastructure into security-enforcement devices, providing visibility and threat protection against malicious botnets, malware and spyware sites.

The Network Visualizer Application provides real-time traffic with detailed network monitoring, allowing for fast network diagnosis and verification, and a rapid transition from incident to fix. The Aruba Networks Visualizer Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Application utilizes Aruba VAN SDN Controller software to provide dynamic traffic capture with real-time, detailed network monitoring. Allowing for fast network diagnosis and verification – and a rapid transition from incident to fix. The Network Visualizer integration with ClearPass identifies infected devices thus providing better security. Aruba Networks SDN network infrastructure — ease of adoption. Deploy Aruba Networks SDN at your own pace in a multi-vendor network without replacing existing inventory by deploying SDN switches at the edge of your network where you need it. Aruba Networks switches bring performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

Aruba Networks SDN — VAN SDN Controller

Aruba Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller Software provides a unified control point in an SDN-enabled network, simplifying management, provisioning, and orchestration. This enables delivery of a new generation of application-based network services and provides open application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers to create innovative solutions to dynamically link business requirements to network infrastructure via either custom Java programs or general-purpose RESTful control interfaces. The Aruba VAN SDN Controller is designed to operate in campus, data center, or service provider environments. The VAN SDN Controller is the building block of the Aruba Open SDN Ecosystem (including the Aruba SDN App Store and SDN Software Development Kit), allowing third-party developers to deliver innovative solutions to dynamically link business requirements to network infrastructure.

Aruba Networks Optimizer SDN Application

The Aruba Network Optimizer Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Application for Microsoft Skype for Business. Enables automated provisioning of network policy and quality of service to provide an enhanced user experience. The Network Optimizer Application dynamically provisions the end-to-end network path and Quality of Service (QoS) policy via the Aruba Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller. Reducing the need for manual, device-by-device configuration via the CLI. Which greatly simplifies policy deployment and reduces the likelihood of human errors. Application dashboard provides a graphical overview of active sessions and peak call time, Skype for Business server connectivity status, quality of experience metrics for completed calls, and poor call quality analysis. Microsoft Skype for Business front end server view Displays Skype for Business front end server operational status in SDN domain. QoE graph displays the number of completed sessions at specific QoE levels over time.

Aruba Networks Protector SDN Application

The Aruba Networks Protector SDN Application enables automated network posture assessment. And real-time security across an SDN-enabled network and provides simple security for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The Network Protector SDN Application uses the HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller to program the network infrastructure with security intelligence from the Trend Micro TippingPoint RepDV Labs database. This turns the entire network infrastructure into security-enforcement devices. Providing visibility and threat protection against more than one million malicious botnets, malware and spyware sites. Quarantine thresholds can be configured on per client DNS requests per second or on total number of unique malicious connections per client. Resulting in IP redirection or dropping of all client traffic. Identity of malicious client displays the IP address associated with quarantined or blocked clients. Or reveals user identity when integrated with IMC.
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Analytics

IntroSpect User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) uses AI-based machine learning to spot changes in user behavior that often indicate inside attacks that have evaded perimeter defenses. Security teams are armed with insights into malicious, compromised or negligent users, systems and devices — cutting off the threat before it does damage. Entity360 represents an entity’s security-relevant activity regardless of data source, devices used or activity type. It includes a risk score (0 to 100) as well as a full security profile with hours worth of investigation available in a single click. Entity risk scores based on machine learning can account for key factors like the order and time of incidents across various attack stages as well as time since detection and business context.

Accurate, normalized scores mean security analysts can confidently prioritize their efforts. Machine learning-based analytics build baselines for normal behavior of both individual entities and groups by continuously monitoring IT activities — like authentication, remote access, internal access to high-value resources and cloud app usage — across network and log data. Attack detection and forensics are intrinsically tied together, providing analysts with instant access to complete investigative records. Security teams can now triage more efficiently, make more informed decisions, and respond before damage is done. Aruba security provides 360 degree protection by combining ClearPass network access control with behavior analytics-based attack detection and alerting for a complete solution that secures your organization from malicious threats.

Clearpass

Using policy management in a mobile environment, where users connect over wireless and wired networks throughout the day solves a set of entirely new challenges that didn’t previously exist. If a device is denied access today, user and it productivity is lost. With the right policy management approach, it organizations can ensure that the growing universe of #GenMobile workers get instant access to the apps, printers and network services they’re authorized to use, no matter where they are or what device they have. Mobile devices — authentication services are fairly consistent between AAA and policy management systems.

However, any form of health checks or device interrogation will require a policy management system. A critical policy management capability entails making real-time decisions based on intelligence gathered from devices using NAC and/or MDM agents. the policy management system determines if a device can connect, if remediation is required or if access should be denied. Most it organizations currently rely on active Directory or lDap to assign and enforce security policies for users and devices.

Features

Aruba is in the midst of a massive transition away from networking technologies that were designed for the 20th century when mobile, IoT and cloud did not exist. The surge in mobile and IoT means that the wired and wireless network must deliver more than just connectivity — the network is expected to provide actionable insights about the use of mobile and IoT to justify future investments, so that businesses can adopt new technologies and serve the needs of GenMobile — while keeping the network secure and without breaking the budget.

Cloud networking — Aruba Central manages, monitors and secures wired, Wi-Fi and wide area networks from the public cloud. Thanks to its multi-tenant operation, it enables Aruba and end users to support multiple disparate networks from a single location. Aruba Networks Mobile First Networks are optimized for today’s enterprise and SMB environments where mobile and IoT are pervasive. Aruba Mobile First Platform is the software layer between the Aruba network infrastructure and is designed to share rich, contextual insights with third-party business, IT and end-user facing applications.

Mobile Virtual Enterprise

This capability enables guests to quickly and easily navigate hospitality properties, and, via Aruba Networks Beacons, for hospitality marketing departments to engage them using context-relevant, location-based services while they are doing so. Operating over Aruba Networks’ PIC — compliant Wi-Fi networks, these devices reliably stay connected to the back-office LightSpeed database as users roam, allowing sales to be processed anywhere in the store. Aruba Networks’ context-aware Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture provides policy enforcement based on device-fingerprinting, application-fingerprinting, and location, ensuring a good in-store experience by prioritizing LightSpeed’s mobile POS applications over other less critical network traffic.

Monscierge is a global software company specializing in innovative hospitality solutions for properties, owners and brands. Monscierge Connect enhances communication between a hotel’s guest and staff through mobile, tablet, large-format touch-screen devices, and a central web-based platform that manages property content. Skyfii IO is a mobile technology and venue analytics company whose solutions capture, analyze, and visualize customer behavior.

Mobility Controllers

Enterprises moving to voice and video calling on Wi-Fi need their IT departments to design a wireless infrastructure that supports these apps at high density. Wired infrastructure — the integration of the HP Enterprise and Aruba Networks access portfolios is a key ingredient in Aruba's mobile-first approach. As organizations transition to the digital workplace, they won’t need as many ports as before because of the increased use of Wi-Fi. Although a highly mobile workforce means that the majority of users will connect via wireless, the surge in IoT devices and the increasing use of Wi-Fi bandwidth means that the wired infrastructure is critical, too.

Predict network issues before they happen — with the huge scale of devices connecting to the network, IT needs granular visibility into the access layer — at the user, device, and app level — to keep things running without disruptions to the business. Aruba Networks AirWave is a powerful and easy-to-use network management system that manages Aruba Networks wired, wireless, and remote access networks, as well as multi vendor wired and wireless infrastructures.