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Aruba to tackle digital workplace at GITEX

Company to tackle security issues inherent in digital office

Enaya: CIOs are faced with legacy challenges.
Enaya: CIOs are faced with legacy challenges.

Aruba Networks, an HP company, is set to help Middle East organisations tackle the challenges of establishing and maintaining a secure, digital workplace through its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2015.

According to Aruba, with the shift to cloud and mobile, enterprise networking needs are exceeding the capabilities of legacy infrastructure. At the same time, organisations are shifting rapidly to mobility-centric workplaces for their employees, guests, customers and students, the company says.

To enable this trend, the wireless networking specialist says that the next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard is critical. This new technology will support the faster speeds and access to cloud applications that end users expect.

“Regional enterprises need mobile networking solutions that allow them to easily accommodate smartphones, tablets and other personal devices on internal networks, while keeping them safe with the most robust security features available,” says Ammar Enaya, General Manager of Aruba Networks Middle East.

“While ‘bring your own device’ is great for the user, CIOs are faced with the challenge of transitioning legacy systems to the wireless edge while providing enterprise-class security and an optimized mobile application experience. Aruba designs and delivers best-of-breed mobility solutions, and employs a software approach that extends mobility intelligence across wired and wireless networks all the way to users through devices and apps. GITEX is the perfect platform to highlight these capabilities to key IT decision makers who attend the show.”

In a recent report published by Aruba, which pinpoints the most at-risk nations based on a survey of the mobile security habits of 11,500 workers in 23 countries, nearly half of UAE workers (48%) admitted to having lost personal or company data through the misuse of a mobile.