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. The surge in IoT devices and the increased speed of doing business on mobile are leading us to the question. Is the network infrastructure ready? Legacy network infrastructures were designed before mobility and IoT became prevalent. Today’s campus network needs to ensure that connectivity, security and smart network management complement each other so that all of these devices can securely connect. And although most users will connect via wireless, the increase in network density requirements and the need for IoT devices to connect via wired means that the wired infrastructure is just as critical. Aruba Networks switches portfolio spans the access layer to the core and creates the foundation of the new digital workplace.
Aruba Networks switches integrate seamlessly with the wireless network as well as with Aruba’s industry-leading security and network management solutions. The shift to digital has disrupted every piece of the network from the edge to the core. As the mobile workforce uses video, voice, and cloud applications to better collaborate. The amount of data crossing the campus network and being aggregated at the core is increasing exponentially. In addition to mobility, the increase in the number of IoT/headless devices connecting to the campus has resulted in an avalanche of data pouring through the core of the network. By 2020, there will 20 billion IoT devices connected to enterprise networks (Source: Gartner). From the LOB or CIO’s standpoint, it’s not an option for the network to go down, or for it to not be running optimally. And the network must be secure — the company’s reputation is on the line.
Aruba Networks Switches Solution
The Aruba Networks switches entire portfolio is designed to meet the challenges of the mobile-cloud and IoT era. Where visibility, automation, and security have become table stakes for survival. Aruba Networks modern, programmable switches easily integrate with Aruba Networks industry leading network management solutions. Either cloud-based Aruba Central or on-premise with Aruba AirWave. These switches come with built-in security features designed for mobile and IoT and integrate with Aruba ClearPass. For advanced policy management. The core has seen very little innovation in the past few decades and the disruptive storm of mobility and IoT is necessitating a change in status quo. The Aruba 8400 core and aggregation switch. This game-changing solution offers a flexible and innovative approach to dealing with the new application, security and scalability demands of the mobile-cloud and IoT era.
Aruba Networks Access Switches
Aruba Networks access switches provide an integrated wireless-wired foundation with scalability, security and high performance for campus networks. Programmable Aruba ProVision ASICs and ArubaOS-Switch software enable fast wireless aggregation. And simplicity with unified role-based access across wireless and wired networks. Using the ability to identify and assign roles to users and IoT devices to prioritize business critical applications while securing the network. Aruba Networks switches are also capable of leveraging user and port-based traffic tunneling to a Mobility Controller. So that policies can be applied, advanced services can be extended to users and IoT devices, and traffic can be encrypted to secure the network. The advanced Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature set includes OSPF, IPv6, IPv4 BGP, Tunnel Node, robust QoS and policy-based routing with no software licensing required.
Futureproof Your Wired Infrastructure
The surge in mobile and IoT devices means that your wired network needs to handle higher capacity wireless technologies. HPE Smart Rate built into the Aruba 3810 and 5400R switches allows you to boost data rates. While offering investment protection for those who want to futureproof their network infrastructure. The digital workplace puts crushing demands on campus networks. Wireless is driving performance boosts with 802.11ac Wave 2, but now the wired network needs to help alleviate the strain. HPE Smart Rate saves the day by providing speed and power while using existing cabling, saving time and money. More collaborative workplaces, a surge in mobile and IoT devices, the increased speed of doing business on mobile, and the #GenMobile workforce all lead to the million-dollar question. Is your IT infrastructure ready? See how Aruba’s mobile-first approach can get your network ready for the future.
Aruba Networks Switches
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.
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.
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.
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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.