Terminology Change

As part of advancing HPE's commitment to racial justice, we are taking a much-needed step in overhauling HPE engineering terminology to reflect our belief system of diversity and inclusion. Some legacy products and publications may continue to include terminology that seemingly evokes bias against specific groups of people. Such content is not representative of our HPE culture and moving forward, Aruba will replace racially insensitive terms and instead use the following new language:


Old Language

New Language

Campus Access Points + Controllers



Instant Access Points



Switch Stack



Wireless LAN Local Area Network. A LAN is a network of connected devices within a distinct geographic area such as an office or a commercial establishment and share a common communications line or wireless link to a server. Controller

Mobility Master

Mobility Conductor

Firewall Firewall is a network security system used for preventing unauthorized access to or from a private network. Configuration

Blacklist, Whitelist

Denylist, Allowlist

Types of Hackers

Black Hat, White Hat

Unethical, Ethical