The Aruba 7220DC Mobility Controller is part of the 7200 Series, Aruba’s next step up from the 7000 series. So what is a mobility controller? It basically enhances the performance of a Wide Local Area Network.
It does this by centralizing all control of individual access points. So it acts as the nerve center of a fleet of (what could be) widely dispersed access points.
The Aruba 7200 series consists of the 7205, 7210, 7220, 7240XM, and 7280.
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
More ways the Aruba 7220DC Mobility Controller enhances your WLAN
Controllers like the Aruba 7220DC 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.
And, Aruba ClientMatch maximizes the performance, speed, and efficiency of Wi-Fi 6 (as well as the key features like OFDMA, 1024-QAM, and bidirectional MU-MIMO) by grouping 802.11ax clients together. This will optimize the multi-user experience.
Specs and features of the Aruba 7220DC Mobility Controller
We’ve touched on security a little. Support for WPA3 brings stronger encryption and authentication methods, while Enhanced Open brings automatic security to open networks. And there’s now simpler passkey management for WPA2 devices.
Should the Wi-Fi password on one device need changing, no additional key changes are needed for other devices on the network.
The Aruba 7205 supports 256 access point licenses, the 7210 supports 512. The 7205 supports 8,192 concurrent users/devices, and the 7210 supports 16,384. The 7220 supports 1,024 access point licenses and 24,576 users/devices.
The 7240XM and 7280 both carry 2,048 access point licenses, and 32,768 concurrent users/devices.
The 7205 pushes 12 gbps of Firewall Throughput, 12 Gbps of Wired Bridged Throughput, and 5 Gbps of encrypted throughput (3DES).
The Aruba 7200 series is well suited for large organizations. Each 7200 Series 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.
The Aruba 7220DC Mobility Controller delivers superb, easy user experience for high density environments. So call us at 877-449-0458, or email us with any and all questions.
Aruba 7200 series 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 100 Gbps of maximum firewall throughput