Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) has announced its Mobile Device Access Control (MDAC) solution for Cisco Wi-Fi installations. As noted by the
company in this PR Wire release, Aruba MDAC lets Cisco Wi-Fi customers enable “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) services — including device-specific policy enforcement, device visibility and device self-registration.
“Aruba MDAC has been tested and validated with customers to operate on top of existing Cisco Wi-Fi networks. This eliminates the necessity for Cisco customers to immediately replace existing networking equipment, as is required to utilise the TrustSec solution. As a result, Cisco customers under pressure to securely address the BYOD phenomenon can do so simply, quickly and cost-effectively by adding Aruba MDAC to a Cisco Wi-Fi network. Aruba estimates that doing so can cost up to 85 percent less than implementing Cisco’s TrustSec solution, further illustrating the clear customer benefits of Network Rightsizing. The Aruba MDAC solution for Cisco Wi-Fi networks applies to both lightweight as well as autonomous access technology, and is Cisco hardware-independent.”