Aruba product integrations advance its SASE strategy

Maria J. Danford

Aruba has state-of-the-art its SASE strategy through integrations concerning the Silver Peak software package-defined WAN and cloud-primarily based stability and network entry control.

The business highlighted its up coming phase in furthering its secure entry support edge (SASE) ideas at Aruba Environment this week. The additions to its EdgeConnect SD-WAN, previously Silver Peak, were being heart stage at the digital function. Aruba’s mum or dad business, Hewlett Packard Company, purchased SD-WAN seller Silver Peak final yr for $925 million.

Aruba introduced intrusion detection and avoidance abilities into EdgeConnect through the integration with its Menace Defense product or service. With the move, EdgeConnect can share threat info with the Aruba Central management console.

The business has built-in its ClearPass Policy Manager with EdgeConnect, permitting IT directors to control network entry. For instance, a business could set guidelines that avert a compromised IoT product, these types of as an contaminated stability camera, from accessing the network’s unrelated segments.

Company System Team analyst Bob Laliberte claimed the Silver Peak acquisition was a sport-changer for Aruba. At Environment, he claimed, the business laid out how the move boosted its SASE strategy.

Aruba Central Security Dashboard
Analyzed details from Aruba Menace Defense is exhibited on the Aruba Central console.

“Aruba is putting with each other their SASE tale all over the functionality they have — mostly primarily based on Silver Peak — and their relationship with stability companies,” he claimed.

Far more cross-functionality concerning EdgeConnect and other Aruba products is definitely coming, Laliberte claimed. “They’ve built their guess with Silver Peak, so they’re now in the method of receiving it far more tightly built-in,” he stated.

Aruba makes use of the umbrella phrase Edge Services System (ESP) to describe its selection of built-in technologies for taking care of an Aruba-driven WAN and wired and wireless networks. Important ESP technologies contain Central, EdgeConnect and ClearPass.

Aruba claimed at Environment that buyers could use far more third-party cloud-primarily based stability products to secure SD-WAN traffic. New partnerships introduced at the function were being with Check Stage, Zscaler, Forcepoint, McAfee, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec.

Whilst all those suppliers contend with Aruba products, the business claimed buyers needed decision. A Ponemon Institute study of IT specialists discovered far more than 70% favored a multi-seller stability strategy to an all-in-one approach.

Laliberte claimed this approach reflects a break up in how SASE suppliers provide their products.

“Some corporations are having the approach that they’re heading to own and control every thing,” he claimed. “Many others are having an approach that is far more versatile.”

Company System Team is a division of TechTarget.

Mike Gleason is a reporter covering unified communications and collaboration tools. He earlier coated communities in the MetroWest location of Massachusetts for the Milford Everyday NewsWalpole InstancesSharon Advocate and Medfield Push. He has also labored for newspapers in central Massachusetts and southwestern Vermont and served as a nearby editor for Patch. He can be discovered on Twitter at @MGleason_TT.

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