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Aruba Gets Wired for Remote Access with a Little Help from Linux

May 12, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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 wireless."

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