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Aruba Networks Delivers BYOD Control with ClearPass

Networking vendor Aruba is now debuting a solution for BYOD, built on Linux and leveraging the open source FreeRADIUS access control solution to help return control to enterprises.

"ClearPass provides a networking solution for BYOD to address all of the major operating systems and any networking vendor's network architecture," Robert Fenstermacher, director of Product Marketing at Aruba, told InternetNews.com. "It can act as a single point of policy control across all wired, wireless and remote infrastructure for a global organization."

There are a number of components that make up the ClearPass solution. One of them enables the automation of device onboarding including a full certificate validity responder that "enables users to bring in their own devices and in a self-service manner, get those devices onto the network," Fenstermacher said.

The Profile component provides a detailed analysis of end points on a network. That information can be used for both visibility and reporting as well as invoking policy decision based on device or operating system. The On Guard component goes a step further turning ClearPass into a network access control (NAC) solution.

"On Guard will fully scan the devices on your network at the point of connection and it will assess the risk associated with the device," Fenstermacher said.

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Aruba Delivers BYOD Control with ClearPass

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.