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Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

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  • 1.  Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

    Posted Oct 18, 2023 12:01 AM

    Hello, Airheads! It’s @JSpieg and @Jaye.Tillson from HPE Aruba Networking. We’re looking forward to answering your questions today. Just post them to this thread and we’ll get back to you. (Friendly reminder: Your HPE Aruba Networking support team is available to help with specific troubleshooting questions.) 

    You might be wondering, why are we talking about security and SSE today? Well, the stakes have never been higher for organizations when it comes to digital transformation and information security. Did you know: 

    • The biggest challenge organizations face in securing the modern workplace is adopting a Zero Trust access strategy? 

    • 63% of businesses use over 3 security solutions just to provide employees and partners with access to business resources? 

    • 65% of organizations plan to adopt SSE within the next 2 years? 

    (Get more details in the report.) 

    We want to know: What questions do you have about security, SSE, and protecting your organization? 

  • 2.  RE: Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

    Posted Oct 18, 2023 09:07 AM

    What is needed to take advantage of SSE on an existing network with only Aruba controllers, edge switches, and APs?

  • 3.  RE: Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

    Posted Oct 18, 2023 09:25 AM

    Security Service Edge (SSE) is a framework to deliver elements of the security stack that were previously on-prem (remote access, proxy firewalling, data loss prevention to name a few) in a software format via the Cloud. As a result, it can run over any network type as long as there is access to the Internet.  Its goal is to address the distributed nature of today's applications and employees.  Both have left the 4 walls of the data center and campus/branch office.  Think of it as a next generation application delivery system….

    Now, to answer your question, does HPE/Aruba's SSE have an advantage over other SSE solutions when used on conjunction with Aruba APs and switches?  Stay tuned.  We are in the garage working on something really cool.  Can't say what yet but I think you will like it!

  • 4.  RE: Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

    Posted Oct 18, 2023 11:01 AM


    Can you tell me what I would need to enable SSE? Which elements of the security stack are you referring to?

  • 5.  RE: Q&A: Ask the Experts HPE Aruba Networking SSE

    Posted Oct 18, 2023 11:21 AM

    Great question.  In the past, network and security elements were provided as point products from various vendors.  This was all well and nice until the rise of Cloud.  The change led to a great rethink of networking and security in industry.  The result was the identification of the need for an integrated set of services aligned with a significant change in the delivery of Wide Area Network (WAN) access, namely SDWAN. The result was a framework called Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).    SSE is a subset of SASE focused on security. 

    The SSE framework includes the following elements - Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Digital Experience Management (DEM).   It is delivered in an "as a service" format via the Cloud.  The focus is about delivering applications whether they are in the Cloud or on-prem.