Aruba Introduces Simple, Secure Wi-Fi Designed for Small Businesses

Built on Decades-Long Heritage in Enterprise Networking, New
Aruba Instant On Solution Makes Feature-Rich Wi-Fi Easy for Smaller
Organizations

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced Aruba
Instant On
, a new family of powerful and secure wireless solutions
designed to address the current and future needs of small businesses
with capacity for growth. The Instant On family will initially include
indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points (APs) designed to deliver secure,
high-speed wireless connectivity with hassle-free set-up and management,
all with the quality, performance and exceptional support that customers
expect from Aruba.


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, has forced small businesses to
rethink their networking requirements 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”1 and since, “…growing interest
in digital transformation has placed new demands on SMB communications
infrastructure including wireless LANs,”2 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.

“Aruba is leveraging its extensive experience in enterprise networking
to bring high-speed wireless connectivity to small businesses that need
secure, scalable Wi-Fi with simplified setup and management,” said David
Dennis, Executive Vice President, Product Management at SYNNEX
Corporation. “The SMB market is a focus for SYNNEX and our
market-leading Varnex community of partners dedicated to providing great
technology solutions at affordable prices. As the largest stocking
distributor for Aruba, SYNNEX sees an enormous market opportunity with
this new portfolio of products.”

Featuring Aruba’s industry-leading 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, the
Instant On portfolio combines Aruba’s business-grade Wi-Fi in a simple,
easy-to-set-up solution that offers the flexibility to scale up as
business needs dictate. The Instant On family also features:

  • A simple, intuitive mobile app for easy 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

“The quality and security of Wi-Fi connectivity is a real consideration
for small business customers when they’re deciding where to play, stay,
dine and do business because so much about the overall experience is
tied to staying connected,” said Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal
Analyst at ZK Research. “The introduction of Aruba Instant On gives
small businesses the ability to simply and easily deploy a wireless
solution that can be managed remotely by even non-tech savvy people from
any mobile device.”

“Savvy small business owners understand that, in order to compete and
win in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, they must deliver a
seamless and secure wireless experience to their employees, customers
and guests,” said Norm Lillis, Vice President of Small Business at CDW.
“Together with Aruba’s Instant On platform and CDW’s expertise, our
small business clients will be able to better meet the growing needs of
their business.”

Pricing and Availability

The first set of Aruba Instant On APs will begin shipping in early July,
with a list price starting at $119 USD.

Additional Resources:

About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of
secure, intelligent networks that enable customers to thrive and deliver
amazing digital experiences in the mobile, IoT and cloud era. We are
changing the rules of networking to make it simple for IT and
organizations to bridge the physical and digital worlds at the Edge.

To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com.
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About SYNNEX

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) is a Fortune 200 corporation and a
leading business process services company, providing a comprehensive
range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the
technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on
customer engagement to a broad range of enterprises. SYNNEX distributes
a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also
provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of
strategic solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer
engagement, process optimization, technology innovation, front and
back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten
identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation
operates in numerous countries throughout North and South America,
Asia-Pacific and Europe. Additional information about SYNNEX may be
found online at www.synnex.com.

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1 IDC FutureScape: Worldwide SMB 2019 Predictions, doc #
US43439619, November 2018

2 IDC, “SMB WLAN Infrastructure: Evolution of a Rapidly
Expanding Market Segment,” doc # US43749518, April 2018

Contacts

Jennifer Miu
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
+1
650-236-9532
jennifer.miu@hpe.com

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