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IAP added security features

Currently in our wireless environment we are running HP/H3C APs including MSM430-am and WA2620E-AGN models with HP830 controllers.


We are planning on upgrading to controllerless Aruba IAP305s. 


I have been asked to describe the advantages, mainly around security that we will see with the Aruba IAPs. I realize there are many other advantages around easy setup, better antenna strength, and more. But the security is the big thing. Can someone provide me with some security benefits we could see OTOB? We are not planning on implementing Clearpass at this time, but we will be adding Airwave. 


Thank you for any information you can provide! 

Occasional Contributor II

Re: IAP added security features

So I'm hearing crickets on this question. 


I have found some information that these APs include "wireless intrusion protection" which sounds like a necessary security feature that our old APs did not include. 


This leads me to the question about if we turn on this feature for part-time WIP, how much of a performance hit could we see in serving clients? We have what is considered a medium-density environment. 

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Re: IAP added security features

Please look at the training module here:


It will detail IDS/IPS functionality available on Instant.  The training is geared towards the cloud-based interface for controlling instant, but the features set is the same for non Cloud-based instant.  For more detailed information, you should check with your local Aruba salesperson.

*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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Re: IAP added security features

Thank you, I have also found the below video. Very similar, but shows some options through the Virtual Controller interface.  



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