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Aruba: Leader in Enterprise WLAN Market

Zunesis is honored to share a recent accomplishment of one of our largest vendors: Aruba Networks. In recognition of their Mobile First vision and what they have been able to accomplish, IDC, one of the leading global providers of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the technology community, has recognized Aruba-HPE as a Leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Vendor Assessment.

According to the IDC, “There have been significant advancements in the WLAN market in recent years with vendors offering exciting new features that can help drive new business opportunities for enterprises. As organizations increasingly rely on wireless technologies to address business challenges, the importance of choosing the right vendor has risen considerably.” This IDC MarketScape is a vendor assessment, which profiles 11 vendors in the worldwide enterprise WLAN market and Aruba-HPE is one of only two companies named to the Leaders Category.


Ready for Innovation in a Mobile First World


The IDC MarketScape states “Aruba is well-tuned to the future of enterprise WLAN, wired and WAN innovations.” Aruba’s software-defined Mobile First Architecture is designed for exactly that, rapid innovation in the mobile, IoT and cloud era. We believe that The Mobile First Architecture provides a robust offering that meets all the metrics the IDC MarketScape used to evaluate vendors in this report. Aruba’s Mobile First Architecture gives enterprises a secure, intelligent and automated network, providing IT the visibility and control needed for digital transformation and self-service networking.



Mobile First: Purposefully built for mobility, an Aruba network allows users and things to connect and receive the same policy no matter how they are connected, via wired or wireless. According to the IDC MarketScape, “Aruba is noted for its flexibility of deployment options, which includes Aruba Instant APs with integrated control, the Aruba Central cloud-managed solution, and a broad range of controller-based solutions. Also, since true mobility requires business continuity.” At Aruba, we deliver a non-stop networking experience for environments where mobile, IoT and cloud are mission-critical.


Secure: The IDC MarketScape notes that “It is important to consider the security capabilities of any WLAN solution.” Aruba’s 360 Secure Fabric provides an integrated security framework for IT and security teams to gain back visibility and control of their network, centered around analytics. Starting with infrastructure security capabilities embedded in the foundation of all of Aruba’s APs, Mobility Controllers and switches.


Aruba builds on this foundation by integrating IntroSpect machine learning-based attack detection (UEBA) with Aruba ClearPass network access control. According to the IDC MarketScape, “Aruba is noted for its ClearPass network access control (NAC) and policy management solution.” A critical advantage of the Aruba security framework is an open, multi-vendor integration of Aruba security solutions with over 100 partners in the Aruba 360 Security Exchange Program. Customers can leverage existing security investments by seamlessly integrating them with Aruba solutions.


Autonomous: Aruba delivers AI-powered analytics and provides proactive, prescriptive and adaptive network performance monitoring and optimization. And it’s all driven by machine learning to revolutionize the quality of experience for users, IoT devices and IT staff. The flexibility of deployment for network management is recognized as one of Aruba’s strengths. Aruba’s automated RF optimization in the ArubaOS 8 WLAN portfolio uses machine learning as well to provide the best user experience even in very dense client environments.


If you would like to learn more about what makes Aruba-HPE a Leader in the market, contact an account manager from Zunesis to give you more information.

Elaina Hadley