We excited to share that for fourteen years running, Gartner has once again positioned HPE (Aruba), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, as a leader within the Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. We believe you don’t get to be a leader without the backing and support of the customers who implement the technology. Our Leader placement is a validation of Aruba’s mobile-first, cloud-native, AI-driven vision and our ability to deliver extremely valued wired and wireless capabilities to the market.
Dynamic Segmentation utilizes user role, device, application, and location insights from Aruba’s Policy enforcement Firewall (PEF) to section and isolate wired and wireless traffic based on centralized policies managed by ClearPass Policy Manager.
Commitment to improving customer Outcomes
Our core strategy is to provide solutions that deliver world-class experiences for IT operators and their users. the following capabilities are a testament to that strategy:
- Security and Compliance – Security is at the heart of the Aruba solution and is used in a range of key use cases to provide IT with advanced visibility and management. employing a distinctive, software-defined approach to policy, Aruba’s Dynamic Segmentation capability dramatically simplifies network operations by abstracting segmentation from the underlying infrastructure. A complement to Dynamic Segmentation, Aruba’s new ClearPass Device Insight (CDI) is purpose-built to handle the challenges related to securing IoT devices that can’t authenticate. It leverages machine learning and crowdsourcing to automate the discovery and fingerprinting of all IoT devices on any wired or Wi-Fi network – regardless of the vendor. ClearPass Device Insight’s cloud delivery platform leverages shared community learnings to spot newly-introduced devices and automates authentication and policy enforcement down to the device and user level. If any device exhibits abnormal behavior, ClearPass will automatically quarantine or remove it from the network mitigating the safety risk. Learn more regarding CDI here.
- Automation – From provisioning to troubleshooting to remediation, Aruba has worked closely with customers to spot common challenges in an attempt to simplify the lives of IT operators. By introducing automation into the network life cycle, IT can take advantage of closed-loop monitoring, troubleshooting, and remediation to optimize the network experience and accelerate problem-solving. AOS-CX is a marquee example of how this can be delivered to enterprise networks. Learn more during this blog by Tom Black, and dive deeper into switching innovations like NetEdit and the Network Analytics Engine (NAE).
- Artificial Intelligence – to retort quickly to dynamic business desires, IT should unendingly optimize the allocation of its resources to target strategic company priorities. Aruba’s comprehensive and various information sample size, combined with decades of domain and information science experience, is manufacturing helpful security and network configuration outcomes that free IT operators to target strategic priorities that grow the business. each device and connection is treated as a network sensor, proactively gathering and analyzing information to detect potential network problems and suggest corrective actions before they impact end-users. Learn more from HPE Discover 2019.
Aruba’s Edge Architecture
As our customers commence a journey through today’s mobile, IoT, and cloud era, Aruba’s edge architecture provides the intelligence, automation, and flexibility needed to achieve higher security, assurance, and agility. Extending across campus and branch environments, Aruba designed our solutions to be cloud-native, and ensure a uniform IT experience and seamless connectivity for end-users and IoT.
About the Magic Quadrant
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Bill Menezes, Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales, Mike Toussaint, 24 September 2019
Aruba’s 14 years of placement includes HPE (Aruba) within the Magic Quadrant for the Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure from 2015-2019 (5 years), Aruba Networks in the same Magic Quadrant from 2012-2014 (3 years) and in the Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure from 2006-2011 (6 years).
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