Instant AP VPN Support

ArubaOS is the companion controller release for the Aruba Instant release. This release provides an ability to terminate VPN Virtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. and GRE Generic Routing Encapsulation. GRE is an IP encapsulation protocol that is used to transport packets over a network. tunnels from Instant AP and provide corporate connectivity to the branch Instant AP network. For more details, see the Aruba Instant User Guide.

Starting from ArubaOS 8.3.0.0, IAP-VPN Virtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. is supported on Mobility Controller Virtual Appliance by using default self-signed certificate (Aruba PKI Public Key Infrastructure. PKI is a security technology based on digital certificates and the assurances provided by strong cryptography. See also certificate authority, digital certificate, public key, private key.). For Instant AP to establish IPsec Internet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. connection with Mobility Controller Virtual Appliance, the controller presents a default self-signed certificate which is uploaded on the Instant AP using Activate.

VPN Virtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. features are ideal for:

This new architecture and form factor seamlessly adds the survivability feature of Instant APs with the VPN Virtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. connectivity of RAPs — providing corporate connectivity to branches.

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