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Basic Question 3 of 3: NAC Implications/Experiences?

  • 1.  Basic Question 3 of 3: NAC Implications/Experiences?

    Posted May 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    I am in the process of setting up our new Aruba wireless system, and while I’ve learned a lot about ArubaOS et. al. I have a few basic questions on which I’d like your opinions.  I’d like to go down the appropriate path with this setup once, if possible, and so need assistance selecting the right path.  I have read selected sections of the ArubaOS User Guide and other documentation including the KB and forums, but by no means everything. I’ll edit each post with links to the other two so I can ask separate questions but still give a complete picture.  Please feel free to question my assumptions.


    Querstion 3: NAC Integration


    We currently have two 3400 controllers and 50 APs, to use for our HQ site (3 bldgs, total of 6 ‘floors’, 450 users)  a medium sized site (1 floor of 100 users) and one small office of about 10 users.  The other sites are about 45ms and 200ms ‘away,’ respectively.  We intend to expand the installation worldwide to our other 2 major sites, 4 medium sites and 12 small sites similar to the above.


    One of the projects coming behind the WiFi rollout is Network Admission Control – NAC.  As of this moment, quite frankly I can spell N-A-C if you spot me a letter or two, so forgive my ignorance.  Has anyone had experience implementing NAC with the Aruba system, and if so what insights could you offer?


    I am not familiar with any direct integration with any NACs (i.e., something API level or partner-developed linkage) in Aruba, we have already selected the Forescout NAC.


    Another unknown is what effect Remote vs. non-Remote will have on our ability to implement NAC.


    Thanks once again - Paul


    Question 1 here: Question 1 of 3


    Question 2 here: Question 2 of 3


  • 2.  RE: Basic Question 3 of 3: NAC Implications/Experiences?

    Posted May 25, 2012 07:04 AM

    It all depends on the technical requirements of your NAC package, really...