Aruba Introduces the Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch) Solution

Data received on Jun 26, 2018:

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced its Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch) solution, a new approach designed to help customers modernize branch networks for evolving cloud, IoT and mobility requirements.

Aruba SD-Branch Solution

Retail, hospitality, and healthcare organizations with multiple locations face a lot of complexity and inefficiencies with a multiplicity of different tools for managing the network and security from different vendors. Aruba’s SD Branch solution brings together SD-WAN with WLAN, LAN, and security under a single, software-defined framework for policy and segmentation. This simplifies IT operations as organisations can now manage their entire branch network from Aruba Central cloud management.

Key benefits of the Aruba SD-Branch solution include:
  • Simplicity at Enterprise Scale: Cloud-based management provides remote, centralized provisioning and management of wired and wireless connections inside the branch, and WAN and Internet connections with SD-WAN infrastructure, enabling IT to quickly implement new services and network changes across large, distributed environments without requiring on-site IT.
  • Integrated, Best-in-Class Security: Aruba security solutions offer automated, granular intra-branch and WAN policy enforcement capabilities. New Aruba 360 security exchange technology partners deliver cloud-based firewall and threat protection.
  • Optimized Branch Experience: Application, user and device contextual awareness delivers granular QoS within the branch and across the WAN for SaaS, mobile UC, and other remote applications. This simplifies how LAN and WAN traffic is prioritized and routed inside and outside the branches to deliver a consistent experience, regardless of user role, device type or location.