Wireless LAN (WLAN) Access
There is an irreversible shift in the enterprise towards workplace mobility. Mobile workers require portable technology in the form of laptops, PDAs and mobile phones, along with specialized mobile applications and a corresponding network capable of supporting this level of mobility.
By definition, the existing fixed, or wired, network cannot meet the need for mobility. It is inflexible, it has no visibility into who or what is connected, and it cannot follow a user to deliver consistent user experience and security policies. As workforce mobility continues to grow, the expectation is that the edge of the network will become predominantly wireless. Workers will not connect to a cable; they will connect to the network through the air using Wireless LAN (WLAN) technology.
Making wireless the primary connection in the enterprise requires pervasive wireless coverage and a network designed for scale and high availability. Aruba provides significant advantages in creating this environment, including:
Increased security with strong authentication and encryption and wireless intrusion protection
Centralized encryption architecture for improved security, scale, and deployment flexibility
RF optimization and control using Automated Radio Management (ARM)
Seamless Layer2 & Layer3 roaming
Integrated RF planning & administrative tools with real-time coverage views
Unified mobility access control
Controller and AP redundancy
While many WLAN systems require multiple appliance-based add-ons to address the full functionality of RF, Security and Mobility, Aruba Networks integrates these capabilities in the same system. Having all functionality centralized not only improves manageability, but also traffic optimization, security, TCO, troubleshooting, etc.
Wireless LAN Access (Pervasive wireless coverage designed for scale and high availability)
Pervasive, highly-available, high-performance WLAN access throughout an entire building, campus, or extended enterprise. (1072 KB)
Extends the life of existing WLAN deployments through enhanced security, roaming, and management. (2105 KB)
Provides controlled Internet access, both wired and wireless, to authorized visitors while keeping the internal network secure. (580 KB)