Aruba Networks introduces Aruba ClearPass solution

Aruba Networks, Inc., introduced Aruba ClearPass, an access management system that simplifies and automates the provisioning of mobile devices, enabling them to securely access any enterprise network.

This resolution allows IT organizations to each drive down mobility services management prices and rapidly scale to fulfill the big selection of devices already deployed, and increasingly brought into, the enterprise.

IT departments globally are struggling to secure and management the flood of personally-owned mobile devices being connected to company networks. A recent report from Gartner Research1 notes, “Less than 2 years ago, the media pill market didn’t exist. nevertheless Gartner predicts that, in 2012, over one hundred million media tablets can ship worldwide. several enterprise staff need to use these tablets within the enterprise, no matter whether or not the enterprise supports a bring-your-own device policy.”

Previously obtainable solutions need IT departments to tear out abundant of their existing infrastructure and replace it with an upscale and confusing array of devices. When factoring within the price of the infrastructure upgrades, Aruba’s ClearPass will save customers up to seventy six p.c over “forklift” choices that lack the complete vary of capabilities needed to deliver comprehensive mobility services management.

Adding to the complexity, Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, whereas specializing in the device management, generally don’t seem to be addressing the requirement to provision and management network access for the device, forcing yet one more resolution for network access controls. Aruba’s ClearPass portfolio integrates network access controls with automated device provisioning and might be deployed on any existing network – wired, wireless or VPN – as a non-disruptive overlay. It conjointly automates burdensome policy management and device health checks, enabling IT to onboard and management mobile devices at lower price and with less complexity whereas improving network security.

The Dusit Thani Dubai hotel is an iconic five star hotel within the centre of Dubai’s Business District, has deployed an access network based mostly on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) design, with wireless coverage provided by over one hundred fifty Aruba access points. Dusit Thani considers a high performance wireless network foundational in delivering a five star-worthy guest expertise.

“The variety and kinds of private mobile devices that guests bring with them whereas traveling has skyrocketed within the past year,” said Bertram Shajiev, IT manager at Dusit Thani Hotels, Dubai. “We need to supply secure network access for any device to reinforce the guest expertise. The hotel has invested within the Aruba MOVE design as how of providing a scalable and highly reliable wireless expertise for the breadth of mobile devices our customers are using. New additions to the portfolio like Aruba ClearPass promise to boost the mobility expertise while not the requirement to allocate extra IT resources.”

Aruba ClearPass is that the solely resolution that integrates all the required elements for an economical BYOD workflow, providing one management platform for all devices, and the choice to license these extra capabilities on a similar platform:

– Automated device provisioning: Automatically set VPN, email and network security settings, push enterprise applications and optionally revoke device access privileges.
– Self-service mobile device network configuration: Cloud-based self-configuration of a device’s 802.1X network security settings.
– Device profiling: correct device identification are often used to see security necessities and enforce policies based mostly on device sort and possession.
– Device risk management: Assessing the chance of mobile devices to the network, prohibit access based mostly on risk level, and remediating compromised devices.
– Guest access: Secure guest management with totally automated registration workflows, detailed reporting and targeted advertising.

“The introduction of the ClearPass access management system addresses variety of terribly acute pain points within the trade nowadays, all stemming from the deluge of private mobile devices being brought into previously tightly-controlled workplaces,” said Keerti Melkote, chief strategy officer for Aruba. “Unlike alternative solutions obtainable nowadays, it will therefore for each mobile devices and computer operating systems across wired and wireless networks, no matter the variability of vendors concerned.”