Aruba Networks Profile

By: Sean Patton, Published on Feb 22, 2018

Aruba Networks' presence in the video surveillance market has historically been limited. With a company focus on Wi-Fi first and switching practically an afterthought, security integrators would have little reason to take a second look at  their offering.

However, thanks to a 2015 acquisition by HP Enterprise, Aruba gains instant recognition in surveillance as most of HPE's switch line now carries the Aruba name. 

In this report we look at the Aruba/HPE line, dealer channel, how they compare to Netgear and Ubiquiti, and more.

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HPE ***********

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Future *******

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Comments (2)

Sean, what is the cost structure for Aruba's AirWave software?

License fee per managed endpoint (switch, Access Point), plus yearly support renewals

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