Aruba Networks beefs up bring-your-own-device solutions with purchase

Summary:As IT consumerization continues to catch on, Aruba Networks is working on beefing up its own products to meet these ends.

Hoping to improve and beef up its own bring-your-own-device to work products, Aruba Networks has acquired network security solutions provider Avenda Systems.

Aruba Networks specializes on developing next-generation network access solutions for mobile enterprises, including its Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture, which is designed to integrate wired and wireless network infrastructures into a seamless access point for company offices as well as employees working remotely.

Thus, Avenda’s solutions come in as they will be used to make Aruba's products simpler and more secure for companies looking to make the jump to the cloud and mobile computing.

Specifically, Avenda's technology enables self-service provisioning of 802.1x and security credentials to a broad range of devices running iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows, which in turn permits users to securely connect a new mobile device to the network without calling IT.

Avenda's services will also enhance Aruba’s context-based networking by applying those policies across entire access networks, regardless of access type or vendor.

Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter of Aruba Networks’ fiscal year 2012, ending January 31.


Topics: Mobility, Networking


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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