Aruba, Alcatel-Lucent to host partner event in KSA
Vendors to jointly showcase collaborative solutions to channel partners in Saudi Arabia
Aruba Networks Inc, a manufacturer of network access solutions for the mobile enterprise and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, have announced that they will host their first joint event for channel partners in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in mid April.
According to the two vendors, they intend to use the event to highlight to the channel community how their collaborative solutions can help deliver secure, reliable and cost-effective networks for the growing mobile workforce.
Osama AlHaj-Eisa, channel director, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba Networks said: “By combining our technologies in the field of wireless LAN with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's long standing expertise in enterprise and carrier networks, we are offering our channel partners comprehensive and compelling solutions for the rapidly advancing mobility market.”
“Unified Access, which is the result of the collaborations between the two companies, is the industry’s first converged wired and wireless solution to address networking challenges, management complexity and offer a consistent user experience. It includes BYOD services that enable employees and customers to use corporate or personal, wired or wireless devices on the enterprise network. We believe our channel partners can leverage these technological innovations and present their customers with solutions that deliver a strong value proposition,” AlHaj-Eisa said.
The two vendors share a long standing relationship and jointly deliver WiFi, remote access and network management solutions. Alcatel-Lucent's Unified Access offering leverages Aruba's ClearPass system to validate whether devices connecting to both wired and wireless networks are authorised and accordingly sets the access profiles.