Profile: Aruba Networks Inc (ARUN.OQ)
19 Dec 2013
Aruba Networks, Inc., incorporated in February 11, 2002, is a provider of next-generation network access solutions for mobile enterprise networks. The Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless infrastructures into one seamless network access solution for traveling business professionals, remote workers, corporate headquarters employees and guests. Aruba’s MOVE architecture provides context-aware networking for the post-desktop personal computer (PC) era. Mobility network services are delivered centrally from the data center across thin network access devices or on-ramps. It addresses the secured mobility problem using a user-centric architecture that assigns network access policies to users instead of to data ports or other infrastructure. On November 30, 2011, it completed its acquisition of Avenda Systems (Avenda). On May 23, 2012, it acquired a wireless technology company. In May 2013, Aruba Networks Inc announced the acquisition of Meridian Apps, Inc.
The Company’s MOVE architecture unifies wired and wireless LANs into one seamless access solution. It also offers mobility network services. Deployed in the data center, these services perform device and user authorization, enforce mobility and security policies, unify network operations, and provide visibility into the RF environment.
ArubaOS is the operating system software for wired, wireless and remote access products in its MOVE architecture. It integrates user-based security, application-aware radio-frequency services, and wireless LAN access to deliver a scalable and secure mobile networking solution for large and mid-sized enterprises. ArubaOS comes standard with centralized controls and additional security and mobility functionality that can be added or unlocked via licensed software modules.
Software Modules for ArubaOS
Software modules extend the base capabilities of ArubaOS. The Policy enforcement firewall (PEF) ensures secure network access for wired, wireless and remote users. RF Protect provides integrated wireless intrusion protection to mitigate wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) security threats, as well as spectrum analysis, which provides visibility into sources of radio frequency interference. Advanced Cryptography (ACR) with United States National Security Agency (NSA)-approved Suite B cryptography enables secure access to networks that handle sensitive but unclassified, confidential and classified information. The xSec protocol uses data encryption and other security methods to safeguard wired and wireless connections. Compliant with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, xSec protects sensitive information on high-security networks.
Aruba Mobility Controllers provide context-aware networking across wireless and wired LANs, VPN connections, and remote offices. Running the ArubaOS operating system, Mobility Controllers integrate an array of networking and security functions and deliver a seamless user experience regardless of the connection medium.
ClearPass Access Management System
Ideal for BYOD provisioning and onboarding, ClearPass makes it easy for IT-issued and personal mobile devices to securely connect to any network. ClearPass addresses the challenges posed when increasing numbers of consumer devices - Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Linux - connect to the network and access is required by a broader range of users - employees, visitors, customers and contractors.
Aruba Instant, is a controller-less Wi-Fi solution with security and resiliency. In Aruba Instant mode, a single access point is dynamically elected the master, which automatically distributes the network configuration to other Aruba Instant APs in the WLAN.
AirWave Network Management
AirWave is the only multivendor network management software that manages everything affecting service quality - the RF environment, controllers, wired infrastructure and access points. The intuitive user interface delegates responsibility across IT by providing access to charts, tables, diagnostic information and alerts based on support staff roles.
Spanning a range from entry-level to high-performance, Aruba’s AP portfolio offers integrated RF management, intrusion prevention, and support for maximum client density of smartphones and tablets.
Mobility Access Switches
Aruba’s Mobility Access Switches are product that brings context-based access to wired networks. Designed for wiring closets, the Mobility Access Switches deliver secure access to users, independent of their location, access method, device or application.
Outdoor Mesh Routers
Aruba outdoor mesh routers deliver high-performance networking to outdoor environments where wired connectivity is impractical or unavailable. A multi-radio, multi-frequency design provides unparalleled speed and reliability for transporting voice, video and other real-time applications across long distances.
The Company solve a range of networking challenges so that remote enterprise workforce can stay connected. From centrally managed branch WLANs that scale to hundreds of remote sites, to autonomous Wi-Fi networks that deploy in minutes.
The Wi-Fi-aware Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) client provides secure remote network connectivity for Apple iOS, Mac OS X and Windows mobile devices and laptops. From a non-corporate network - such as a home or public Wi-Fi or 3G network - VIA automatically authenticates and launches a VPN-on-demand connection with no complicated logins.
The Company competes with Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola.
Aruba Networks Inc
1344 Crossman Ave.
SUNNYVALE CA 94089-1113