White Papers

White Papers

 

  • Tunneled Internet Gateway

    The Aruba Tunneled Internet Gateway lets mobile device users wirelessly access the Internet without compromising the security of the restricted network. Unsecure Internet traffic is logically and cryptographically separated from restricted network traffic across the entire network.

  • A Guide to Implementing the DoD Mobility Strategy

    Government agencies can now scale their networks to accommodate the latest commercial mobile devices and support unclassified and classified services on the same infrastructure. This white paper provides technical guidance about implementing the DoD mobility strategy.

  • Integrating Aruba WLANs with the Microsoft Lync emergency call architecture

    Aruba extracts AP instances and location data from AirWave and uses a script to write this data into a Lync location information server. Run at regular intervals, this script dynamically updates the server with WLAN changes to ensure the integrity of E9-1-1 call locations.

  • Interactive Learning 2.0: How Wi-Fi Enhances Learning and Improves Student/Teacher Interaction

    The virtualization of smart classrooms, coupled with the propagation of interactive learning throughout and outside the classroom, is just the start of a movement to extend and improve the quality of learning. Ubiquitous Wi-Fi deployments are enabling these exciting new paradigms and wireless technology is now available to easily deploy and manage high quality, interactive learning environments.

  • Bring Your Own iPad to Work

    As employees bring their Apple iOS devices to work, enterprise Wi-Fi connectivity is a must have. However, some IT organizations remain unsure about the implications of embracing a BYOD strategy. Aruba puts these concerns to rest by employing mobile device access control, which paves the way for IT to endorse this vital new productivity initiative.

  • Apple FaceTime on Multimedia-Grade Aruba WLAN

    FaceTime is a Wi-Fi specific service: While a FaceTime call can be initiated from the cellular network, it is set up and carried on the WLAN. If too many users ran FaceTime over cellular data, cellular networks would be quickly overloaded. Aruba Networks’ enterprise-grade WLANs are well able to deliver superior performance for FaceTime and future video-calling applications.

  • The enterprise WLAN infrastructure for the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System

    The choice of WLAN for use with BlackBerry MVS is critical to performance. When on-campus and in larger offices, the WLAN is essential to delivering continuous Wi-Fi coverage, enabling inter-AP handovers, maintaining quality of service, and optimizing BlackBerry smartphone battery life.

  • Enabling High-Performance for Apple iPads in the Enterprise

    Aruba meets the five biggest challenges of deploying iPads into an enterprise-class environment – scalable performance, effortless integration, strong security, ease of mobility and maximizing battery life – at the lowest total cost of ownership.

  • Bringing QoS Over Wireless LAN into Focus

    In this paper, we will briefly examine Wi-Fi QoS standards, and see the role these play in delivering end-to-end QoS. The paper will conclude with a detailed explanation of Aruba’s self-tuning QoS mechanisms and how they ensure the reliable delivery of latency-sensitive voice and video streams.

  • A Blueprint for Multimedia-Grade Wi-Fi

    The importance of multimedia-grade Wi-Fi led to the formation of a working group dedicated to defining, documenting and making recommendations toward its viability. This paper chronicles the collective experience of the working group as members scaled their own environments to accommodate multimedia Wi-Fi and shared the results.

  • Mobile device and app behavior over Wi-Fi and best practices for wireless networks

    WLANs must be able to distinguish between corporate apps like Box and personal apps like FaceTime, especially on the same mobile device. It’s also critical to track mobile app usage over Wi-Fi and to know how much bandwidth specific mobile apps use on each device.

  • Mobilize to Rightsize Your Network and Reduce TCO by 70%

    Mobile devices are making their way onto corporate enterprise networks by the millions and they are transforming how work gets done. That means more APs and fewer wired switch ports. The cost efficiencies of wireless vs. wired are well worth IT consideration.

  • The End Of The Line: Desk Phones Take To The Air

    With the implementation of a robust and secure Aruba Wi-Fi network based on the MOVE architecture, smartphones can replace desk phones and save hundreds of dollars per phone in the process without sacrificing features or convenience.

  • Secure the air for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 2.0 Compliance

    Retailers can have secure end-to-end mobility in stores, distribution centers and headquarters while consolidating wired, wireless and remote networks into one centralized architecture. This unifies security, network access and management services and delivers higher levels of operational efficiency at lower cost.

  • Virtual Branch Networks (VBN) and Cloud-Based Branch Offices

    It’s possible to replace costly branch routers with simple, low-cost Remote Access Points that provide wired and wireless access for branch offices, teleworkers and business travelers. And users get secure, familiar access to corporate resources as if they were in the office.

  • The WLAN in the Hospitality Industry

    While the earliest Wi-Fi application deployed by hotels was guest “hotspot” access, limiting the WLAN to supporting this application squanders many opportunities to increase productivity, and enhance services.

  • Rethinking Remote Access: Pervasive Enterprise Mobility

    Mobility in the corporate world is increasing at an incredible rate with users traveling around the globe and working partially or fully at home. The ability to move and remain fully connected is the paramount concern. The office connection must be pervasive, and it must be available no matter where the user is on the planet.

  • Secure Enterprise Mobility for Government Teleworkers

    Federal programs allow government employees that travel or work from home to access their agency network. Regardless of location, network access must be highly secure whenever employees connect and policy objectives like NIST FIPS 140-2 and HSPD-12 must be met.

  • Next-Gen Wireless Mesh Networks

    Outdoor mesh networks deliver the same capacity, reliability and security once reserved for wired networks – but with the flexibility of wireless. Today, growing legions of municipalities, public safety agencies, port authorities, and industrial organizations rely on mesh networks to support mission-critical applications.

  • Using Wireless Mesh Networks for Video Surveillance

    Wireless mesh networks offer a practical and cost-effective way for municipalities, public safety agencies and enterprises to deploy IP video surveillance. In addition to video surveillance, wireless mesh networks can concurrently support enterprise voice and data applications across multiple paths and LAN/WAN hops.

  • The Next Step in the Evolution of Wireless Mesh Networking

    Wireless mesh networks allows outdoor environments to be interconnected without any wires and with the security and reliability of a wired network. They solve a wide range of communications challenges across different outdoor environments, making them well suited for public safety, emergency response, oil rigs, video surveillance, large-scale events and transportation hubs.

  • Improving Coverage and Quality in Video Surveillance Applications

    Video surveillance is being implemented on an unprecedented scale. Public safety agencies, municipalities, maritime ports, transit authorities and other government agencies depend on video surveillance to protect their constituents and property.

  • Combatant Command (COCOM) Next-Generation Security Architecture Using Suite B

    Learn about Aruba’s classified networking solutions and how one US military customer deployed a fully-accredited next-generation security architecture using NSA-approved Suite B on classified networks.

  • Tunneled Internet Gateway

    The Aruba Tunneled Internet Gateway lets mobile device users wirelessly access the Internet without compromising the security of the restricted network. Unsecure Internet traffic is logically and cryptographically separated from restricted network traffic across the entire network.

  • 802.11ac In-Depth

    802.11ac is a set of physical layer enhancements for higher throughput in the 5-GHz band, chiefly with video in mind. To achieve this, 802.11ac extends the techniques pioneered in 802.11n: More antennas, wider channels and more spatial streams, along with a number of new features that significantly improve throughput and reliability.

  • The End of the Line: Desk Phones Take to the Air

    The jump from wired desk phones to wireless smartphones presents a fantastic opportunity for enterprises to reap low-hanging capital and operating cost savings, enhance user productivity, and drive the pace of communications innovation at minimal expense – without sacrificing features or convenience.

  • The Mine Within: Extracting Business Intelligence From Mobility Networks

    Aruba WLANs harvest real-time customer behavioral and location data, and feed it to analytics partners for business intelligence mining. By choosing Aruba analytics partners who specialize in presence, loyalty, wayfinding, geofencing and cross-channel analytics, you can tailor your investment to meet business intelligence objectives.

  • The Convergence of Enterprise Telecom Services

    The BlackBerry Mobile Voice System offers significant benefits for the mobile workforce and corporate IT. When implemented correctly, it can deliver seamless, one-touch communications wherever workers happen to be.

  • Improve Air Quality by Minimizing SSIDs

    This white paper explains the negative effects that multiple virtual access points can have on available wireless LAN bandwidth and makes recommendations that help optimize deployments.

  • Classified Network Solutions

    It is now possible to unify disparate computing infrastructures into one seamless network access solution – for government employees, contractors, visitors, and military personnel in garrison or in deployment, as well as for agencies that handle sensitive but unclassified, confidential and classified information.

  • Secure the air for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 2.0 Compliance

    Retailers can have secure end-to-end mobility in stores, distribution centers and headquarters while consolidating wired, wireless and remote networks into one centralized architecture. This unifies security, network access and management services and delivers higher levels of operational efficiency at lower cost.

  • Secure Wi-Fi For Healthcare Applications

    Enterprise WLAN performance has evolved to the point where industry analysts now expect Wi-Fi to replace wired Ethernet as the connection method of choice. Significant gains in speed and capacity make it possible to run a wide range of services on one common multi-purpose medical mobility network, which reduces capital and operational expenses.

  • Developing a Sound Security Policy for Mobility at the Department of Defense

    While DoD networks have many unique requirements that set it apart from commercial deployments. The nature of information that these networks transport and the stringent availability requirements for many mobile applications requires an aggressive security posture that only the most capable networking vendors have been able to comply with.

  • A Farpoint Group Technical Note – Multimedia for the Enterprise Wireless LAN: Exploring Key Requirements

    The Farpoint Group conducted a series of three key tests to explore the viability of multimedia applications over enterprise WLANs. Testing explored the challenges of having multiple SSIDs, application prioritization and airtime fairness, and the effects of RF interference.

  • ARM Yourself to Increase Enterprise WLAN Data Capacity

    Performance is measured in terms of the volume of data transferred in a specified time, and the benchmark has risen every year as a result of advancing standards and innovations. Enterprise Wi-Fi performance now exceeds that of a 100BASE-T wired LAN. As a consequence, WLANs now have the capacity to replace wired ports as the primary way to connect.

  • WLAN RF Architecture Primer: Single-Channel and Adaptive Multi-Channel Models

    This paper examine the advantages and disadvantages of the single-channel RF architecture compared to the adaptive, cellular-like alternative. The RF model is a significant aspect of WLAN architectures, and the initial selection of a single-channel model drives significant consequences, both good and bad.

  • Technology Advances in Retail

    Wireless technology has increased revenue and decreased costs by making improvements in areas such as supply chain management, inventory management, customer experience, and loss prevention.

  • Bringing Wireless Broadband Video Into Focus

    Sending broadband video over WLANs used to be a trying experience, with jitter and dropouts marring picture quality, and bandwidth limits restricting the number of available channels. Three key developments now make it possible to transmit multiple channels of high-quality video over a multiuse WLAN that is also carrying data and voice.

  • The Whys and Hows of Deploying Large-Scale Campus-wide Wi-Fi Networks

    Deploying a large-scale, campus-wide wireless LAN presents many challenges that can delay its ubiquitous adoption in higher education environments. This white paper explains how to overcome coverage challenges, capacity limitations, density requirements and security concerns.