Controllers improve security, even thought they are not themselves security appliances. They do this with Aruba’s Policy Enforcement Firewall. This is a next-generation role-based user, device and application firewall. It provides automated Dynamic Segmentation for wireless and wired access security in any Aruba environment. It’s available through Mobility Controllers, Gateways and APs in Instant mode.
The PEF enforces policies based on user role, device type, application, and location. And simplifies and secures wired and wireless network access. Traffic is put in GRE tunnels for complete encryption all the way from an AP or switch.
Some of what the Aruba 7240XM mobility controller does
Controllers also improve client roaming, and general utilization. For example, in a difficult environment that requires 24/7 mission-critical connectivity, Aruba’s AI-wireless technology integrates right into the ArubaOS. The same OS used by all Aruba devices. And that means everything’s talking the same language.
Adaptive Radio Management, AirMatch and ClientMatch (now enhanced with Wi-Fi 6 grouping) provide RF optimization. This improves user experience and network health based on changing environmental conditions. It also corrects for noisy or congested RF and resolves sticky client issues during user roaming. RFProtect provides advanced spectrum analysis and wireless intrusion protection (WIPS/WIDS). This helps identify and mitigate Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi interference, and contains potential security risks.
Aruba 7240XM Specs
The Aruba 7240XM delivers 40 Gbps of Firewall Throughput, 40 Gbps of Wired Bridged Throughput, and 28 Gbps of encrypted throughput (3DES).
The Aruba 7200 series is well suited for large organizations. It delivers superb, easy user experience for high density environments. Each Aruba 7240XM provides connectivity for up to 32,768 concurrent users or devices and 2,048 access points. Plus, they include up to 24 Ethernet ports and multiple WAN uplinks. And they come with up to 80 virtual CPUs and 40 Gbps of maximum throughput to perform their built-in firewall features.
Aruba 7240XM Mobility Controller highlights
- Support for new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), WPA3
- Unified policy enforcement for wired and wireless traffic through Aruba Dynamic Segmentation
- Connectivity for up to 32,728 concurrent users or client devices, 4096 access points
- Built in AI-powered wireless/RF optimization
- Up to 40 Gbps of maximum firewall throughput