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BrandPost: Always-on networking for always-on SMBs

By: Amol Mitra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Small and Medium Business at HPE Aruba Networking.Soaring user expectations for mobile connectivity no matter where individuals live, work, educate, shop, recreate, or dine has many small and mid-sized businesses searching for fast, reliable, flexible, and secure Wi-Fi solutions that are delivered affordably and require little or no technology expertise to manage.Until recently, finding such a solution was a challenge. Fortunately, there are now options that provide entities like yours with modern networking infrastructure to fit SMB requirements, ensuring you can mobilize employees, deliver guest Wi-Fi to customers, and stay competitive in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Top four benefits of SASE for the modern workplace

By: Gabriel Gomane, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.With the acceleration of digital transformation and hybrid working, organizations are moving their applications to the cloud at a faster pace. Users are now accessing sensitive data in the cloud from any location and device, often through untrusted connections. Traditional security models based on perimeter defenses are becoming obsolete as the security perimeter dissolves.To solve these challenges, watch my video to learn how SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) enable the workplace transformation.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: What do music and multi-cloud networking (MCN) have in common?

By: Nav Chander, Head of Service Provider SD-WAN/SASE Product Marketing at HPE Aruba Networking.In this first of a three-part blog series on SD-WAN, SSE, and multi-cloud networking (MCN), where we will highlight how these three technology areas are analogous to three different musical instruments that can be played separately. However, when these three technologies are “synchronized,” much like a musical ensemble of the three instruments blends the music to create a perfect harmony and an enjoyable listening experience.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why working from home just got better (Hint: it’s your Wi-Fi)

By: Gayle Levin, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Wireless at HPE Aruba Networking. Whether we work from home every day or just occasionally, we’ve grown accustomed to blaming the network for poor performance. There’s an ethos of “we just have to deal with it because it’s part of working remotely.” But dealing with it day after day gets old. That’s why I’m so excited about the new HPE Aruba Networking Access Points, designed to make working from home more efficient. They’re designed to conveniently fit on the desktop and can be managed using HPE Aruba Networking Central’s capabilities. Central includes dashboards that provide WAN health insights, enabling IT to troubleshoot issues whether they are due to the corporate network, applications, or even public ISPs.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Using a Hybrid Mesh Firewall to Increase Network Security

Cybercriminals aren’t slowing down, and their campaigns are becoming more complex and harder to detect. Between advanced persistent attacks, attempts to infiltrate nontraditional devices, and the increase in multifaceted attack strategies, networks are under constant siege. At the same time, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), hybrid-cloud computing, and remote work demands, as well as the continued shortage of skilled security professionals, all make it more challenging than ever to secure and manage enterprise environments. To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: What’s the state of SASE?

By: Eve-Marie Lanza, Senior Security Solutions Marketing Manager at HPE Aruba Networking. SASE adoption among organizations is on the rise, according to research independently conducted by leading security research firm Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.In the report, The 2023 Global Study on Closing the IT Security Gap: Addressing Cybersecurity Gaps from Edge to Cloud, 30% of organizations indicate they have adopted the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture. Nearly the same amount (29%) plan to deploy SASE.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Unlock the potential for NaaS in healthcare

By: Lilly Fleming, Healthcare Marketing, HPE Aruba Networking.Healthcare organizations have undergone substantial digital transformation over the last decade. There are more medical and personal IoT devices in the healthcare landscape than ever before, and this trend is not slowing down. The healthcare IT organization faces the difficult challenge of added complexities, including how they prioritize investments in digital tools, technology, and analytics. Channel Partners can help their healthcare customers meet the needs of their patients and stakeholders by enabling them to overcome these challenges.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why SASE requires a flexible platform for integrated or unified choice

By: Scott Raynovich, Founder and Chief Analyst, FuturiomAs end users adopt software-defined technology that can help them more easily deploy and manage secure networks, they are increasingly looking to the technologies known as secure access service edge (SASE) and secure service edge (SSE).But digging deeper into these acronyms, it gets more complex. SASE and SSE products aren’t exactly product categories per se – but platforms for integrating a variety of network security functions. These wide-ranging features might include all the most popular features/acronyms, including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS), Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Unified Threat Management (UTM), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). The integration of these functions is a key driving force behind the growth of the SASE market.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Enable workplace transformation with SASE in four use cases

By: Gabriel Gomane, Sr Product Marketing Manager, HPE Aruba Networking.The advent of digital transformation has brought about a complete overhaul in the workplace and revolutionized the way we access applications. This transformation can be attributed to four pivotal factors: the emergence of hybrid working, the migration of business applications to the cloud, the rapid proliferation of IoT devices, and the growing concerns surrounding cybersecurity risks.To enable this transformation, organizations can deploy SASE and tailor their SASE journey to align with their specific security and business goals. They can start their SASE journey by securing remote workers with ZTNA or they can begin by addressing application performance issues in branches with SD-WAN. There are no right or wrong choices, but it’s rather a matter of prioritizing specific use cases.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Closing IT security gaps with Network Access Control

By: Eve-Marie Lanza, Senior Security Solutions Marketing Manager, HPE Aruba Networking.IT security gaps caused by lack of visibility and control into user and device activities persist for many organizations, according to a report recently released by security research firm Ponemon Institute.In the report sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, The 2023 Global Study on Closing the IT Security Gap: Addressing Cybersecurity Gaps from Edge to Cloud, 67% of respondents indicated that identifying and authenticating IoT devices accessing their network is critical to their organizations’ security strategy. Yet nearly the same number of respondents (63%) said their security teams lack visibility and control into all the activity of every device connected to their IT infrastructure.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Do your campus core switches deserve more?

By: Sue Gillespie, Senior Product Marketing Manager, HPE Aruba Networking.Creating a secure, high-performance, always-on network that’s designed for operational efficiency and growth begins with a modern infrastructure—and depends on campus core switches to be the beating heart of enterprise connectivity. Because of this key role, campus core switch capabilities directly impact user and device experience, network security, and IT operational efficiency.What is a campus core switch?These are typically Ethernet switches that manage traffic coming to and from aggregation switches, the wide area network (WAN), and the internet via router or gateway. Network architectures often deploy either 2-tier collapsed core approaches with a single switch playing the role of both core switch and aggregation (distribution) switch or a 3-tier approach with separate core and aggregation switches.  Here’s an example of a 3-tier network from our ESP Campus Design Validated Solution Guide:To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The role of network access control in Zero Trust security

By: Eve-Marie Lanza, Senior Security Solutions Marketing Manager, HPE Aruba Networking.An advertising campaign from the 1980s posited that peanut butter and chocolate were, “two great tastes that taste great together.” While confectionary tastes may vary, there’s no denying that some things just work better together. When it comes to IT security, network access control, and Zero Trust security are like peanut butter and chocolate—great on their own, undeniably better together.Network access control vs. Zero Trust securityNetwork access control and Zero Trust security are not the same, but they are related.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: AIOps for NaaS efficiency and how Aruba Global Services uses it

By: Trent Fierro, Content and Operations at HPE Aruba Networking.At the start of a new year, it’s often time for life-changing decisions. Some that are fun, like vowing to take more time off from work, and some that can make the fun decision come true. Like, looking for ways to better manage your wired, wireless, or SD-WAN deployments via Network as a Service (NaaS) or AI for IT Operations (AIOps) options.To help, we’ve put together a short eBook that walks you through how a large retailer is using the Aruba Global Services team and Aruba Central with built-in AIOps features keep their many remote sites running at their best. In this scenario, the customer chose a NaaS partner that takes advantage of AIOps tools to deliver the insights and efficiency that allows their IT team to focus on more pressing tasks.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Scaling enterprise multi-fabric SD-WAN deployments

By: Alex Amaya, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at HPE Aruba Networking.   In today's fast-paced digital world, companies need a robust and flexible network infrastructure to support their rapidly growing and changing business requirements. As a result, many organizations are turning to Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) technology to address the challenges of traditional WANs. But as companies grow and their SD-WAN deployments expand, it can become difficult to manage and maintain the network effectively.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why SD-WAN will play a bigger role in multicloud networking

By Scott Raynovich, Founder and Chief Analyst, Futuriom. Fact: SD-WAN will play a key role as more enterprises adopt multicloud to host applications. Is your organization ready?One of the trends developing in 2023 is the increased need for networking that can facilitate hybrid and multicloud connectivity. As cloud services proliferate, organizations are looking for more efficient ways to build cloud-based networking services to connect multiple clouds.As networking and IT managers embark on their multicloud journey, they are expected to solve several challenges for their stakeholders. This includes connecting remote workers, hybrid workers, branch offices, multiple cloud services, and possibly Internet of Things (IoT) devices – all with the same network.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Private 5G and Wi-Fi: New Paradigm on the Horizon

By: Stuart Strickland, Wireless CTO and Fellow, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Although Wi-Fi will undoubtedly remain the dominant wireless technology for enterprise networks, over the coming years we can expect private cellular to gain a significant foothold. It will be deployed to serve an increasing number of use cases, particularly where wide coverage areas, deterministic behavior, or securely segregated traffic are required.The success of enterprise private cellular will depend on both the availability of private shared spectrum and the integration of enterprise-grade management capabilities to make it significantly easier for organizations to deploy and manage private cellular networks on their own.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Top 5 ways network switches help you do more with less

By: Sue Gillespie, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Wondering how a network switch helps an enterprise network get ready for the latest technologies like Wi-Fi 6/6E and securely connects new endpoints and applications – all while keeping stretched IT teams sane?Network switches, often referred to as Ethernet switches, are certainly not the new kids on the block. Recent product and technology innovations have brought big operational efficiency gains, resiliency with always on performance, visibility with built-in analytics, and enhanced security capabilities. And when combined with unified cloud management, network switches create a unified infrastructure that’s simpler to manage and ready for challenges that lie ahead.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Speeding the Migration of IoT Workloads to the Cloud

By: Michael Tennefoss, VP of IoT and Strategic Partnerships, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Moving IoT workloads to the cloud, and securely exchanging data between cloud IoT services and both legacy and new IoT devices, can entail months of custom engineering. Most IoT vendors send sensor and actuator data in non-interoperable or proprietary formats that must be reformatted to make them usable by cloud applications. Additionally, legacy IoT devices lack modern cybersecurity mechanisms and cloud-compatible software stacks. Replacing legacy devices with new ones is cost prohibitive, while the engineering work to make IoT data payloads usable can be significant. And these expenses may be recurring, e.g., when new IoT devices from different vendors are added over time, post-acquisition of a new company, or following a site refresh.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Wi-Fi Location-based Services: How Did We Get Here?

By: Dorothy Stanley, Fellow and Head, Wireless Standards Strategy, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Wi-Fi systems are so ubiquitous indoors that location-based services are a natural extension. Retail analytics, indoor navigation, and high-value asset tracking (such as medical devices in health care) are a just a few of the use cases that organizations are deploying using Wi-Fi location-based services to improve business outcomes. In this post, I’ll delve into the evolution of Wi-Fi location-based services and give you a preview of where the standards are taking us and how your organization can take advantage of them.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: 4 Compelling Reasons SD-WAN Adoption is Growing

By Gabriel Gomane, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Recently, organizations have increasingly adopted SD-WAN to modernize their network and streamline network connections between branch offices and headquarters. The key driver has been the acceleration of digital transformation and the move of applications to the cloud. To enable this transformation, a modernized network is critical to support multi-cloud architectures, improve security and agility. A poor network infrastructure could limit digitization efforts and prevent IT departments from aligning to strategic goals.To read this article in full, please click here