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Using Aruba to protect another vendor WLAN

Does anyone here ever tried this? My customer has a Cisco network only to provide access. 

They want to use Aruba APs only to protect their Cisco network. 

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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Using Aruba to protect another vendor WLAN

do you mean like using WIPS WIDS capcibilities for it?

 

Guess you can deploy it, and put Cisco APS as valid APs... and put all the Aruba APs as air monitors.. and configure the IDS IPS... i guess it can be done but never tried it.

 


Cheers

Carlos

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Re: Using Aruba to protect another vendor WLAN

Hi Carlos,

 

Thats exactly what they want. But do you believe we will protect from everything or some functions won't work properly?

MVP
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Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: Using Aruba to protect another vendor WLAN

I guess it can work but i never tested it, as i never had this kind of deployment...

Ask your reseller for a demo of it...

 

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Product Manager - Aruba Networks
Alternetworks Corp
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Registered: ‎12-01-2010

Re: Using Aruba to protect another vendor WLAN

We deployed another vendor's WLAN and have been using Aruba WIPS to defend it for some time.

We are now replacing the other vendor's gear with iAP...

 

We installed 5 access-points at each store and one WIPS in the middle to detect intruders.

 

We had to tell the controller not to classify our WLAN as rogue, thereafter the WIPS have done an excellent job of detecting and alerting.  We didn't install a high enough density to be effective at containment, but they work for that when the rogue is close enough.

 

If I was going to do it over, I'd just go with Aruba. If that weren't an option, I'd have put out more WIPS to better protect the WLAN.

 

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