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Mobility Controllers as a External Firewall?

I have a customer that is insisting that they want to make their Aruba Mobility Controllers as their main buisness firewall.  Obviously it lacks all the Anti-Virus/IDS of a normal firewall, but they say that doesn't effect their decision.  I know technicially I can make it work for them but I was wondering has anybody every tried this before?  Any shortcomings or problems that you guys have ran into that I can let the customer know about ahead of time?  Is there a limitiation on the amount of inbound NAT's the controller can handle?


Also if anybody has any success stories I would welcome those as well.

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Re: Mobility Controllers as a External Firewall?

Many customers do it. Should work fine

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: Mobility Controllers as a External Firewall?



Good Idea...


Is there a step-by-step 'How-To' with a description how this can be realized?

How can I configure a Port as the "WAN Port" and activate NAT?


Thank you in advance for your hints...



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