Aruba Networks ClearPass Access Management System Now First BYOD Solution to Combine Network Control With Application and Device Management in a Single Platform
New Aruba WorkSpace Software Eliminates the High Capital and Resource Costs of Disparate BYOD Systems
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NAS: ARUN) , a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, today announced Aruba WorkSpace, a new component of the company's ClearPass Access Management System. With the addition of Aruba WorkSpace, for the first time, Network Access Control (NAC), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) systems are a part of one solution and work together to secure company data and reduce BYOD helpdesk costs.
Aruba WorkSpace is built on an enterprise network policy system, making it network-fluent. This means higher network priority can be automatically assigned to work applications. In the event an employee's device connects to an untrusted network, Aruba WorkSpace can automatically establish application-specific VPNs to encrypt traffic and provide uninterrupted access to internal resources. Aruba WorkSpace can also restrict network access if a device is jail-broken or contains unapproved applications.
"Existing approaches to BYOD have required enterprise IT departments to integrate different systems, adding complexity and creating employee usability and privacy concerns," said Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst, Lopez Research. "By combining all functions into a single platform, Aruba WorkSpace simplifies BYOD management, lessening the overall burden on IT."
Mobile Device Management Partners Integrate for Network + Device + Application Management
As an alternative to its native device management functions, Aruba ClearPass features integration with top Mobile Device Management vendors, including AirWatch, FiberLink, JAMF Software, MobileIron and SOTI. This integration allows customers with existing MDM solution deployments or preferences to realize a combined value of integrated, context-based network policy, device onboarding and security, and a full range of mobile device management capabilities. This integration of Aruba ClearPass and MDM solutions can orchestrate critical mobile device security actions based on who the users are, what device they are using, what applications they are running, and their location. For example, mobile device cameras can be disabled if the device is in a secure, restricted location.
Aruba WorkSpace Mobile App Protects Personal Data, Secures Business Applications
In addition to providing comprehensive BYOD controls for IT, Aruba WorkSpace offers unparalleled end-user controls to personalize the BYOD experience and reduce the demands on helpdesk resources. An Aruba WorkSpace mobile application is pushed to employee devices, allowing employees to access and manage work applications, share AirPrint and AirPlay devices with other users or groups, manage other on-boarded devices, and configure guest accounts. All aspects of BYOD are accessible to end users in one location.
To manage the use of personal, mobile devices, the Aruba WorkSpace mobile application provisions a separate, encrypted area on the devices for work applications and content. This gives IT full control over the corporate information in this encrypted space, but no visibility into personal areas of the device, thereby protecting employee privacy.
Underscoring the critical need for user privacy, a recent Mobile Device Security Survey commissioned by Aruba and conducted by Kelton revealed that 61% of users who bring personal devices to work worry about losing these devices because they contain corporate data. Of these respondents, 63% say they wouldn't immediately report the loss of these devices to their IT department; this presents a significant security concern for enterprise IT. With Aruba WorkSpace, the combination of MDM, MAM and NAC capabilities integrated into one platform allows IT to secure sensitive corporate data on these personal mobile devices without the high cost, significant resource investment, and potential loss of user privacy and productivity that can result from existing BYOD solutions.
Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) is currently in beta with Aruba WorkSpace. The MED includes a large level 1 Trauma hospital and four clinics serving a five-state region within 150 miles of Memphis, and also serves as one of the largest medical and surgical teaching sites for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. With over 2,200 employees, including 500 nurses and 300 doctors, The MED relies on Aruba's WLAN solutions to provide quality patient care around the clock.
"Our physicians and medical staff depend on the wireless network to access critical patient information," said Cameron Parker, Manager of Technical Services, Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED). "As we expand our support for BYOD, we need a reliable solution that can properly manage and control access of these personal mobile devices. Given Aruba's proven track record in network access, security and device provisioning, Aruba's new WorkSpace solution integrates the network, the device and application management which provides us with an ideal, single vendor solution to meet all our mobility needs."
Aruba channel partners are also excited about the opportunities they can address with Aruba WorkSpace. "Integrating mobile device management, mobile applications management and network access control into a single platform delivers a powerful solution for enterprises that want to accommodate BYOD but are concerned about cost, resources, and the security of corporate data and users' privacy," said Chris Lyttle, Accuvant managing principal consultant, mobile security. "By bolstering its ClearPass Access Management System with its new WorkSpace offering, Aruba is helping us to further streamline and automate the BYOD initiatives of our enterprise clients."
More than 40 Mobile Applications Integrated with Aruba WorkSpace
Recognizing that comprehensive BYOD management includes mobile applications as well as the mobile devices these apps are running, Aruba has already integrated more than 40 popular mobile applications for use with Aruba WorkSpace via its new WorkSpace Partner Program, also announced today, and is continuing to add more. These include a wide variety of popular enterprise applications in the areas of file access, business analysis, collaboration, office document editors, education, enterprise productivity, healthcare and file sharing.
In addition, enterprise IT customers can quickly upload custom, internally-developed or third party applications to their unique Aruba WorkSpace Enterprise App Store for easy distribution and management. Rich, contextual security policies can then be applied to each application. Aruba WorkSpace also adds enterprise security features such as Active Directory authentication, jailbreak detection and content encryption to applications.
"The widespread adoption of iPads in the enterprise has created a massive shift in the way businesses operate. Powerful productivity applications like Box are enabling today's knowledge workers to be more productive, responsive and effective in their roles, yet mobile security is critical," said Whitney Bouck, General Manager of Enterprise at Box. "Aruba's app-centric approach of securing business content in Box on mobile devices answers the needs of our security-conscious customers."
"With mobile device and application proliferation accelerating at an unprecedented pace, IT departments simply need a solution that eliminates the extra work and expense associated with bridging the silos across the network, the device and the application," said Keerti Melkote, founder and CTO, Aruba Networks. "By integrating our core strength for network access control and security we can streamline the BYOD process and take the burden and risk away from the IT department."
The ClearPass Access Management System is shipping now. The Aruba WorkSpace software for ClearPass is now in beta testing and will be available in July, 2013. A client-side software application called Aruba WorkSpace for both iOS and Samsung Android-based devices will be available from the Apple App Store and The Google Play marketplace, also in July, 2013.
To find out more about Aruba WorkSpace, visit the following link: http://www.arubanetworks.com/beyondMDM
Additional Supporting Quotes
"Working with Aruba Networks allows our customers to improve security for BYOD by tying together network policy enforcement with enterprise mobility management. The integration of Airwatch with Aruba's ClearPass further provides our joint customers with a robust, efficient, and secure mobile environment." - Kevin Keith, Director of Business Development, AirWatch
"Organizations are using mobile devices to change the way they do business. Citrix's enterprise mobility management solution and mobile productivity suite help them go mobile while also providing IT the management and security it needs. This integration with Aruba provides an end-to-end mobility story that lets organizations be more productive on-the-go while also securing mobile devices, apps, data, and networks." - Sameer Mehta, Principal Product Manager, Citrix Mobile Platforms Group, Citrix
"Securing corporate data in a BYOD environment requires end-to-end visibility and control of the network, mobile devices and apps. Integrating MaaS360 enterprise mobility management with Aruba ClearPass gives our customers the flexibility to use device context from our platform to enforce the appropriate network access policies and increase mobile security for BYOD." - Jim Szafranksi, Vice President of Customer Platform Services, Fiberlink
"The combination of JAMF Software and Aruba allows our shared customers to improve the security of their environments by tying together Aruba's network policy enforcement with JAMF Software's Mobile Device Management capabilities. Layering together JAMF Software and Aruba solutions helps these customers ensure their employees can use the device of their choice and IT can ensure the safety of their corporate assets." - John Sutcliffe, Vice President of Engineering, JAMF Software
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs.
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