We’ve arguably never had it so good. Software defined and cloud managed networking means we can connect more devices, move more data, and deliver the next generation of applications and experiences to our end users.
Unfortunately, the benefits of modern networking are like a good night out - they’re difficult to achieve without some serious headaches. The good news is that IT teams and network managers now have access to a range of next-generation tools and platforms for solving many of their common network problems.
Aruba Central is an industry-leading platform for simplifying the deployment, management and optimisation of WLAN, LAN, VPN and SD-WAN. It has been specifically designed so that IT can spend less time managing network infrastructure, and more time creating value for the business.
Zero touch provisioning gets new network infrastructure devices up and running. Configuration parameters are centrally defined for Aruba access points, switches, VPN users and gateways. The integrated installer app tracks the onboarding process and the status of devices is instantly updated in the Central installer dashboard.
AI-based insights provide real-time visibility and alerts into what’s happening across the network infrastructure. By leveraging a growing pool of network data, and deep domain experience, Aruba Central continuously monitors your network problems before offering quick and simple identification and resolution. Depending on the level of detail you are comfortable with, detailed events and command line tools are still available if you need them.
Enhanced user experience
Built-in SD-WAN visibility and control helps you to deliver a superior and user experience. With Aruba Central, you can be assured that your policies are enforced consistently across the enterprise, regardless of whether the user or device is wired or wireless, or where they’re located. When a problem is uncovered, quickly identify systemic issues using the enhanced Network Health and UXI dashboards for advanced troubleshooting.
To facilitate the deployment of mobile devices, Aruba Central can directly display information gathered from Aruba ClearPass Device Insight, which offers AI-based profiling – automatically categorising all devices on any wired or wireless network. Packet inspection also allows Aruba Central to create behavioural profiles for the devices connected to the network.
Aruba Central gives your team the ability to create comprehensive reports that cover everything from device connectivity, network health and user account activity. And easy to use reporting wizard also allows you to generate scheduled and on-demand reports that highlight:
- network and application health
- throughput and usage data
- device and client inventory
- activity auditing
Today’s networks need to deliver the next generation of user experiences and connectivity to your stakeholders. However, your team can’t afford to be endlessly consumed with network firefighting.
To start curing your network headaches, get in touch with Area9 today. We can help you to quickly get up and running with Aruba Central, so you can begin focusing on delivering the user experiences and IT outcomes your business demands from your team.