Aruba Introduces New Secure, AI-Powered Mobility Innovations for the Experience Edge

Date received : 14-Nov-2018:
Location: Singapore

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced a new family of 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) IoT-ready wireless access points and complementary access switches, along with innovations in security, intelligent power management, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered automation and service assurance, to deliver the performance, simplicity and reliability that organizations need to give users exceptional digital experiences. The new wireless access points support the latest Wi-Fi standard and are the first to be Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) certified for the new WPA3 and Enhanced Open security standards to provide stronger encryption and simpler IoT security configuration.

Justin Chiah, Senior Director and General Manager, South East Asia and Taiwan, at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, said: “We have a mobile subscription of rate of about 133%[1] in Southeast Asia despite a comparatively low Internet penetration rate of just 53%. This means a large number of people here are accessing the Internet through mobile phones or other connected devices. This trend will continue to grow as countries continue to strengthen their network and telecommunication infrastructure, and push for IoT adoption.”

He added: “Organizations are already experiencing crowded or overlapping coverage networks. The new 802.11ax Wi-Fi standards solve these issues and improve overall transmission efficiency, throughput as well as user experience. In verticals such as hospitality, retail, education and healthcare, the upgrade provides better performance and enhanced Wi-Fi coexistence to accommodate to different needs of different applications or devices- be it voice, video, data or IoT”.

These new products include:
  • The Aruba 510 Series APs, a new series of 802.11ax, IoT-ready APs, with advanced security, AI-powered RF optimization, intelligent power monitoring, and integrated Zigbee and Bluetooth 5 radios.
  • The Aruba 2930M access switches, with support for the 802.3bt standard to provide higher power PoE (up to 60 watts per port), a requirement for some high-end 802.11ax access points.
  • Support for Wi-Fi Alliance WPA3 and Enhanced Open Security Standards to deliver state-of-the-art device security.
  • Green AP, a unique, new feature of NetInsight, Aruba’s AI-powered analytics and assurance solution, that dynamically powers down APs when user devices are not present, offsetting the increased power requirements associated with select 11ax APs.