Aruba has unveiled two new solutions for simplifying enterprise adoption of the internet of things (IoT).
Aruba ClearPass Device Insight offers a window to device visibility by automating device discovery, machine learning-based fingerprinting, and identification.
The Aruba 530 and 550 Series access points, on the other hand, were extensions of the industry’s family of 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) IoT-ready access points.
These solutions allow enterprises to remove IoT security and connectivity barriers, while decreasing associated operational costs and complexities.
Research firm Gartner said in a report that more than 14 million new connected devices being added to the network every day.
“The explosion of these vastly different and unpredictable device types renders manual device profiling techniques inadequate and makes automation a key requirement for securing IoT,” Aruba commented.
“To add to the complexity, many IoT devices are often connected to disparate overlay networks that typically support only one type of connectivity, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Zigbee,” it added.
Kenneth Ma, Director and General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, for Aruba, predicts that IoT technology will bring about huge industry changes in years to come, but only with effective solutions and services can this potential be properly unlocked.
According to Aruba, the ClearPass Device Insight uses machine learning and crowdsourcing to automate the discovery and to fingerprint all connected devices and IoT devices on any wired or Wi-Fi network.
Technology from Aruba’s Data Science Laboratory leverages custom-built deep packet inspection (DPI) to create behavioral profiles that enable precision fingerprinting.
“Being able to easily identify the growing number of wired and wireless IoT device types on our network, without interfering with sensitive medical equipment, is critical to our security and compliance goals,” said Kevin Rothstein, Network Engineer, Sharp Healthcare.
He said the company is evaluating Aruba’s ClearPass Device Insight to help them discover and fingerprint all connected devices on a large scale.