"Remote workers and offices are commonplace now, but
it's not always as easy as it should be to properly set up and
deploy fully secured remote-access solutions. Aruba Networks, a
vendor best known for its wireless LAN (WLAN) hardware, is now
offering its own approach for remote-access connectivity that it
claims is zero-touch and inexpensive.
"Aruba (NASDAQ: ARUN) is using a combination of a Linux-based
operating system, low-cost hardware, virtualization and IPsec
(define) technology to power its new Virtual Branch Network (VBN)
solutions. In total today, Aruba is announcing three new product
families that will compete against traditional remote access and
virtual private network (VPN) technology from wired networking
vendors like Cisco and Juniper. For VBN, Aruba is taking the
experience it said it's gained in deploying secure WLANs to help
enterprises deploy secure remote access, whether it's wired or
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