Aruba Networks has unveiled a new management tool that helps firms manage and monitor of a raft of iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices used by staff when accessing corporate networks.
The ClearPass tool combines several auto-provisioning technologies designed to remove some of the burden on IT departments from handling the proliferation of devices staff use during their working day, the firm claimed.
The tool combines several different services that can be added to the platform, such as OnGuard for Network Access Control (NAC) credentials, OnBoard for automatically approving device access with pre-defined policies, and ClearPass Guest for access to visitors and contractors.
Roger Hockaday, director of marketing at Aruba Networks, told V3 that while many IT departments facing a large number of different devices being used by staff, the benefits this brings forces IT to adapt.
"IT staff don't have the time to configure all the devices being brought into the office now but companies realise they have to be flexible to let staff use whatever devices they want to access applications on a mix of laptops, tablets and smartphones," he said.
"However, management of devices goes beyond just getting them on the network and also means monitoring their activity and assessing them for any issues, so by combining these functionalities into the product we can provide this to IT staff."
The services are available from Tuesday with pricing based on the number of devices per licence a company chooses, with a triple A server on which the service is hosted costing $9,000 as a base price.
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