Executives from Aruba Networks cite the movement of office workers outside the office and the increasing use of personal wireless devices in the enterprise as the basis for needing to address enterprise wireless network needs.
According to the company in this PC World story, its new offering is designed for virtualization of the network and using an Aruba Controller it will allow devices to replace expensive VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) used in multi-branch companies.
“Aruba’s remote access point offering, the Aruba RAP-2WG, is an enterprise-class indoor remote access point that delivers secure user-centric network services and applications in remote branch offices, as well as home office workers and telecommuters.
“Essentially, users would just have to use the device to access the corporate network a-la VPN, where it is centrally managed at the headquarters using an Aruba Controller, giving them an “inside network” experience, even outside the site.
“This simplifies network deployments, especially on the equipment aspect, according to Tay. Firms would just have to deploy a mobility controller and the needed number of access points, centrally managed through AirWave Network Management.”