July 4, 2013 0 comments

Aruba Networks announced the launch of Aruba WorkSpace, a new component of the company’s ClearPass Access Management System in India. With the addition of Aruba WorkSpace, for the first time, Network Access Control (NAC), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) systems are a part of one solution and work together to secure company data and reduce BYOD helpdesk costs.

Aruba WorkSpace is built on an enterprise network policy system, making it network-fluent. This means higher network priority can be automatically assigned to work applications. In the event an employee’s device connects to an untrusted network, Aruba WorkSpace can automatically establish application-specific VPNs to encrypt traffic and provide uninterrupted access to internal resources. Aruba WorkSpace can also restrict network access if a device is jail-broken or contains unapproved applications.

“Existing approaches to BYOD have required enterprise IT departments to integrate different systems, adding complexity and creating employee usability and privacy concerns,” said Maribel Lopez, Principal Analyst, Lopez Research. “By combining all functions into a single platform, Aruba WorkSpace simplifies BYOD management, lessening the overall burden on IT.”

Recognizing that comprehensive BYOD management includes mobile applications as well as the mobile devices these apps are running, Aruba has integrated more than 40 popular mobile applications for use with Aruba WorkSpace via its new WorkSpace Partner Program, also announced today, and is continuing to add more. These include a wide variety of popular enterprise applications in the areas of file access, business analysis, collaboration, office document editors, education, enterprise productivity, healthcare and file sharing.

Aruba ClearPass also features integration with top Mobile Device Management vendors, including AirWatch, Citrix, Fiberlink, JAMF Software, MobileIron and SOTI.

In addition to providing comprehensive BYOD controls for IT, Aruba WorkSpace offers unparalleled end-user controls to personalize the BYOD experience and reduce the demands on helpdesk resources. An Aruba WorkSpace mobile application is pushed to employee devices, allowing employees to access and manage work applications, share AirPrint and AirPlay devices with other users or groups, manage other on-boarded devices, and configure guest accounts. All aspects of BYOD are accessible to end users in one location.

The ClearPass Access Management System is shipping now. The Aruba WorkSpace software for ClearPass is now in beta testing and will be available in July, 2013. A client-side software application called Aruba WorkSpace for both iOS and Samsung Android-based devices is expected to be available from the Apple App Store and The Google Play marketplace also in July, 2013.


To find out more about Aruba WorkSpace, visit the following link: http://www.arubanetworks.com/beyondMDM.



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