Traditionally, IPSec or SSL VPN concentrators have been deployed to serve remote users, adding both cost and complexity. For organizations that have deployed Aruba's campus or branch solutions, the answer is already there – at no additional cost. Aruba Mobility Controllers include hardware-accelerated VPN concentrator functionality that integrates remote users into Aruba's role-based security framework. The result is a single point of policy management for users anywhere on the network – campus, branch office, or on the road.
- The Aruba Virtual Intranet Agent (VIA) is an IPsec and SSL VPN client for Windows® platforms, included with Aruba Mobility Controllers at no additional cost. VIA is designed for simplicity, with administrator-defined policy configuration, single sign-on support, automatic network type detection, and automatic fallback from IPsec to SSL. To provide a simple, consistent, and secure user experience, VIA can be configured to run in the background and automatically establish a VPN session any time the workstation is outside of a secure corporate network.
- Aruba Mobility Controllers can also interoperate with many existing IPSec VPN clients, including those included with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, and a number of commercial 3rd-party VPN clients.
- By deploying a single Unified Access Architecture for campus , branch, and remote users, IT can enforce a consistent access policy across the enterprise while simultaneously lowering IT costs.