NETWORKING

A network connects computers, mobile phones, peripherals, and even IoT devices. Switches, routers, and wireless access points are the essential networking basics. Devices connected to your network can communicate with one another and with other networks, like the Internet.

Networking Basics:
What You Need To Know

A network connects computers, mobile phones, peripherals, and even IoT devices. Switches, routers, and wireless access points are the essential networking basics. Through them, devices connected to your network can communicate with one another and with other networks, like the Internet.

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SWITCHES

SWITCHES

Switches are the foundation of most business networks. A switch acts as a controller, connecting computers, printers, and servers to a network in a building or a campus.

ROUTERS

ROUTERS

Routers connect multiple networks together. They also connect computers on those networks to the Internet. Routers enable all networked computers to share a single Internet connection, which saves money.

ACCESS POINTS

ACCESS POINTS

An access point allows devices to connect to the wireless network without cables. A wireless network makes it easy to bring new devices online and provides flexible support to mobile workers.

Wireless Networking

To create your wireless network, you can choose between four types of deployment. Each deployment has attributes that will work better for different solutions.

Mobility Express

Mobility Express is a simple, high-performance wireless solution for small or medium-sized organizations. It has the full complement of advanced Cisco features, which are preconfigured with Cisco best practices. The defaults allow for a quick and effortless Wi-Fi deployment that can be operational in minutes. It's perfect for small businesses' basic networking.

Centralized Deployment

The most common type of wireless network system, centralized deployments are traditionally used in campuses where buildings and networks are in close proximity. This deployment consolidates the wireless network, which makes upgrades easier and facilitates advanced wireless functionality. Controllers are based on-premises and are installed in a centralized location.

Converged Deployment

For small campuses or branch offices, converged deployments offer consistency in wireless and wired connections. This deployment converges wired and wireless on one network device--an access switch--and performs the dual role of both switch and wireless controller.

Cloud-based Deployment

This system uses the cloud to manage network devices deployed on-premises at different locations. The solution requires Cisco Meraki cloud-managed devices, which provide full visibility of the network through their dashboards.

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Network Security

Network Security

Intelligent access security for mobile and IOT.

Network Management

Network Management

Simplified operations and help desk support.

Location Services

Location Services

Wayfinding notifications and analysis for any organisation.

GARTNER

Aruba repeats as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner positioned Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, as a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, recognizing again its completeness of vision, ability to execute, and client satisfaction.

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