Aruba 9000 Series Gateways
Aruba Mobility Controllers and Gateways often get mentioned in the same breath. It’s like they’re almost the same thing, but they’re not exactly. So what are they? The Aruba 9000 Series Gateways provide high-performance networking, SD-WAN and security functionality, in Aruba’s words.
The Aruba 9000 Series can be easily set up and run using Aruba Central. That’s Aruba’s cloud-based operations, assurance and security platform. Onsite deployment is a snap with a simple mobile installer.
The 9000 series consists of the 9004, 9004-LTE, and 9012.
So what is a Gateway?
Devices like the Aruba 9000 Series Gateways connect two networks together. A gateway has two major functions: To connect different devices to each other, and to connect devices to networks. The gateway allows users to communicate across several networks, regulating network traffic between two disparate networks. A router is a gateway of sorts; it receives signal from the WAN and directs it across the LAN (Local Area Network).
Features of the Aruba 9000 series
These gateways include a layer 4-7 stateful firewall with PEF like the Aruba controllers. And, to improve security further, gateways deployed in SD-WAN mode add role and identity-based intrusion detection and prevention capabilities (IDS/IPS) on top of existing security features.
Deep Packet Inspection, a component of PEF, evaluates and optimizes performance and usage policies for over 3,000 applications. This ensures the highest possible Quality of Service, even for encrypted traffic.
Differences between the 9004, 9004-LTE, and 9012
All support up to 2,048 clients and concurrent users/devices, 4,096 VLANs, and 2,048 IPsec sessions. The 9004/9004-LTE push 4 Gbps of firewall throughput, wired bridge throughput, and encrypted throughput 3DES. On the other hand, the 9012 pushes 6 Gbps of firewall throughput, and wired bridge throughput, and 4 Gbps of encrypted throughput 3DES.
The 9004 supports 32 access points and the 9012 supports 32. The 9004-LTE doesn’t support access points, of course. Doesn’t need to. The 9004 has 4x GbE interfaces, the 9004-LTE does too, plus a 4G cellular. The 9012 has 12x GbE interfaces. It also runs 120W PoE.
There’s a lot more specs and features, but that’s what the datasheet is for. Just remember, you can call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458, or email us with any and all questions. We’ll give you uninterrupted 5-star service and years of specialization in Aruba’s whole family of products.
Aruba 9000 series gateway highlights
|Cloud-managed and purpose-built for branch SD-WAN requirements|
|Unified enforcement for wired / wireless traffic via Aruba Dynamic Segmentation|
|Visibility into over 3,000 applications with no added hardware|
|Integrated LTE option available|
|Up to 6 Gbps of Firewall Throughput|