Aruba Simplifies Enterprise IoT Adoption with New Solutions
Aruba, an HPE company, announced two new offerings for enterprise customers that simplify the adoption of IoT. ClearPass Device Insight delivers a single pane of glass for device visibility employing automated device discovery, machine learning based fingerprinting and identification. Additionally, Aruba introduced the 530 and 550 Series access points, an extension to the Wi-Fi 6 IoT-ready access points. Together, these solutions allow enterprises to remove IoT security and connectivity barriers, while decreasing associated operational costs and complexities.
When addressing their IoT strategies, organizations globally are faced with new security and connectivity challenges. There are more than 14 million new connected devices being added to the network every day. The explosion of these vastly different and unpredictable device types renders manual device profiling techniques inadequate and makes automation a key requirement for securing IoT. To add to the complexity, many IoT devices are often connected to disparate overlay networks that typically support only one type of connectivity, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Zigbee.
ClearPass Device Insight uses machine learning and crowdsourcing to automate the discovery and fingerprinting of all connected devices and IoT devices on any wired or Wi-Fi network, regardless of vendor. Advanced technology from Aruba’s Data Science Laboratory leverages custom-built deep packet inspection (DPI) to create behavioral profiles that enable precision fingerprinting.
ClearPass Device Insight’s cloud delivery platform leverages shared community learnings to identify newly-introduced devices. Used with ClearPass Policy Manager and Aruba’s Dynamic Segmentation security capabilities, IT teams can automate authentication and policy enforcement down to the device and user level, applying different access policies or rules based on the role designated for the device. If any device exhibits abnormal behavior, ClearPass can automatically quarantine or remove it from the network.
Aruba has also expanded its portfolio of next-generation 802.11ax IoT-ready access points to address growing wireless performance requirements as well as accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions. When organizations consolidate multiple networks onto a single, converged infrastructure, IT teams can reduce complexity and improve return on investment when executing their IoT strategy. A converged network simplifies IoT onboarding through automated endpoint discovery and provides a common policy framework for mobile devices, users and things.