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Aruba releases complete Wi-Fi solution for SMBs

10 Jul 2019
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Aruba has launched a new family of powerful and secure wireless solutions designed to address the current and future needs of small businesses with the capacity for growth. 

The new Instant On solutions will initially include indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points (APs) designed to deliver wireless connectivity with simple set-up and management.

The proliferation of mobile devices, the increasing use of cloud-based applications, and the need to deliver a seamless Wi-Fi experience comparable to that of large corporations mean small businesses must meet high networking expectations to remain competitive. 

Small businesses are also grappling with growing user expectations for secure, always-on connectivity, the desire to align with major technology shifts and trends, and limited IT resources.

According to IDC, “two-thirds of SMBs will have digital transformation as a key part of their IT strategies by the end of 2023” and since, “…growing interest in digital transformation has placed new demands on SMB communications infrastructure including wireless LANs,” the need for purpose-built Wi-Fi solutions that can deliver a non-stop, yet simple to manage, wireless experience that can effortlessly scale as business needs dictate is evident.

“The Aruba Instant On range will enable us to help solve the problems and challenges SMBs face by simplifying the process of implementing digital strategies,” says Dicker Data networks business manager Tony Tran. 

“Designed with small and growing businesses in mind, we are pleased to see it will offer the same same high standard of features and functions that Aruba’s enterprise solutions have always delivered in a simple and affordable offering. At Dicker Data we believe that it is these kinds of simple and cost-effective solutions that will allow SMBs in Australia and New Zealand to roll out and monitor a secure network.”

With 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, the Instant On portfolio combines Aruba’s business-grade Wi-Fi with simple set up with the flexibility to scale up as business needs dictate. 

The Instant On family also features:

  • A mobile app for set-up and management
  • Two management modes via the Instant On mobile app or cloud-based web portal
  • Best-in-class security capabilities, including compliance with the latest authentication protocols such as WPA2/WPA3
  • Smart Mesh technology for easy expansion of the network to hard-to-wire areas
  • Ceiling, wall mount and desktop options to suit a variety of small business environments

“Small businesses in Australia are continually challenged with outdated IT infrastructure, increases in IT spending and security issues. At Ingram Micro we believe the Aruba Instant On portfolio will alleviate these problems due to the hassle-free set-up and management, best in class security and unmatched user experience and support,” says Ingram Micro advanced solutions director Brett Armstrong. 

“We are excited to bring this SMB wireless solution to our valued business partners, so they can grow their customer base, incorporate value-added services and build strong relationships through this end-to-end small business network solution.”