Aruba Unveils Wireless Innovations

by CXOtoday Staff    Jan 18, 2005

Aruba’s Wi-Fi innovations let enterprises securely extend their 802.1X framework for wireless networks across the Internet using IPSec. Companies can now securely connect wired and wireless users through the industry’s first hybrid grid point and see changes to their RF environment in real time.

The new products and technology are part of a major hardware and software upgrade now available through the release 2.3 of Aruba’s AirOS software system.

The Aruba 70 series is designed as an enterprise access device that provides secure connectivity for both wired and wireless users. In addition, the Aruba 70 also functions as the industry’s first secure remote office-in-a-box solution, leveraging the IPSec protocol to extend the enterprise network across the Internet.

Aruba’s AirOS 2.3 brings to market the industry’s first 802.1X VPN solution for securely extending access and grid points across untrusted networks such as the Internet.

Unlike IPSec VPNs, Aruba’s solution requires no client software or client shims such as with SSL VPNs. Aruba’s solutions leverages native 802.1X clients and works with all corporate applications.

Aruba’s 2.3 software includes a live site survey capability, giving administrators real-time monitoring and display of RF coverage and interference. Companies can now view coverage level, interference sources and other RF data at any point in the network through a graphical display.

Aruba AirOS 2.3 is as a free upgrade for existing Aruba customers and is available immediately for all stackable and modular wireless LAN switching systems. The Aruba 70 is priced at $595.

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