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Controller as Firewall

Dear community,

this is my first post and before posting I checked existing question but could not find an answer to my question. Here it is:

Can I use the controller as a firewall on Internet gateway?

Indeed, I have to deploy a WiFi infrastructure as well as replacing old Cisco PIX + provide remote acces to a branch office + nomad users. My idea would be to have the controller to

- manage the APs

- protect the site from Internet threats (replace PIX)

- terminate VPN connection from RAP and VIA clients.

 

Does it sound ok for you? Do you foresee any limitations of firewall features vs PIX, ASA or Palo Alto firewalls?

 

Thanks in advance for your advises!

regards,

Romain 

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Controller as Firewall


rjourdan wrote:

Dear community,

this is my first post and before posting I checked existing question but could not find an answer to my question. Here it is:

Can I use the controller as a firewall on Internet gateway?

Indeed, I have to deploy a WiFi infrastructure as well as replacing old Cisco PIX + provide remote acces to a branch office + nomad users. My idea would be to have the controller to

- manage the APs

- protect the site from Internet threats (replace PIX)

- terminate VPN connection from RAP and VIA clients.

 

Does it sound ok for you? Do you foresee any limitations of firewall features vs PIX, ASA or Palo Alto firewalls?

 

Thanks in advance for your advises!

regards,

Romain 


Well if you just want to do those three things above, the Aruba Controller has you covered, since the PIX, ASA and Palo Alto cannot terminate access points.  Many users deploy them at branch offices as a single box solution and they work very well in that situation.

 



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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