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Aruba Networks Introduces First Wireless LAN Platform Optimized for Mobile Application Delivery

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December 06, 2012

Aruba Networks Introduces First Wireless LAN Platform Optimized for Mobile Application Delivery

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor


To help enterprise users securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, while dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs, Aruba Networks (News - Alert) has announced a new wireless LAN platform.

The company has presented the Aruba 7200 Series, built on Aruba AppRF technology. It is the only wireless LAN platform with the integrated application intelligence and controls to optimize application delivery.

Aruba AppRF software runs on the 7200 mobility controller, using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) for Layer 7 insight to identify application traffic.

If you compare Aruba 7200 Series with other products in the market, it is quite fast. The Aruba 7200 Series powered by AppRF completed a download from the cloud-based storage service, Box (News - Alert).com, in 12 seconds – 11 times faster than the 129 seconds required to complete the download using a comparable Cisco Wi-Fi solution.

Sylvia Hooks, director of product marketing at Aruba Networks said, "Aruba is helping these customers address their requirements with a wireless LAN platform that not only delivers improved 'speeds and feeds' but offers true insight into and control of application performance. With these industry-leading levels of visibility, enterprises can experience significant cost benefits as well as redirect their investments from traditional wired equipment, desk phones and expensive video equipment to an all-wireless model."

Aruba AppRF technology offers companies integrated visibility into and control over both traditional server-based applications, as well as cloud-based and Web-based mobile applications such as supply chain management, Box, GoToMeeting, (News - Alert) and more.

Aruba AppRF offers IT unprecedented insight into individual user traffic streams for troubleshooting, long-term planning and real-time prioritization.

Craig Mathias (News - Alert), a Principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firmFarpoint Group, said in a statement, "Aruba's announcement of the 7200 Series is a powerful indication that a shift in focus from wireless technologies and architectures alone to enhanced application performance is now well underway, giving network managers and users everywhere the assurance they seek that the wireless LAN will continue to meet their needs for capacity, reliability and productivity, and with continually-improving price/performance."

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Edited by Braden Becker

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