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Aruba’s Higher Education Network Solutions

Empower the learning experience with always-on anytime, anywhere connectivity

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Manage, support, and secure your network with Aruba ESP

The university campus is highly complex and requires continuous collaboration between academic, facility, and IT staff to support student success. To enable always-on, secure, and everywhere connectivity for users and devices on campus, the network needs to be smart, scalable, and always evolving. Aruba delivers great user experiences, even in the most challenging environments. 


Aruba ESP in Higher Education

Is your network ready for Education at the Edge? Now it can be with Aruba ESP. As the demand for smart learning spaces, safer environments & flexibility grows in the hybrid campus, so do the challenges. Discover how Aruba ESP can help you connect, protect, and automate your network. 




What is Aruba Edge Services Platform?

Aruba’s Edge Services Platform includes assurance and orchestration features to maximize up-time, optimize user experiences, and reduce the time to troubleshoot issues to root cause. Automated network assurance delivers AIOps insights from a single pane of glass, while edge-to-cloud experience monitoring generates automated AI-based alerts that proactively pinpoint critical application and network issues.

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Key Benefits of Aruba Edge Services Platform for Higher Education:

Unified Infrastructure

  • Leverage infrastructure and management tools, unifying all network operations across wired, wireless, and WAN for administrative offices, departmental buildings, lecture halls, research facilities, outdoor spaces, stadiums, and more.
  • Network-in-a-box deployment, with mobile installer app, allows non-technical staff to simply scan barcodes on Aruba infrastructure, plug them in and automatically downloads configurations.

Zero-Trust Security

  • Provide simplified Wi-Fi access and automatically segment students from educator or administrator and traffic.
  • With automated “role-based policy,” network administrators can embrace Zero Trust without adding complexity.
  • Deploy new IoT devices (security cameras, HVAC, lighting, dormitory door locks, campus store POS devices, etc.) and automate the appropriate security profiles.


  • Apps and essential administrative and academic services are prioritized and perform at their peak potential, not impacting educators’ or students’ experiences.
  • Everyone can roam the entire university campus and stay connected – independent of indoor or outdoor location.
  • Anticipate network problems, ensure zero downtime, and stay ahead of student, faculty, or staff complaints by leveraging advanced analytics, receive insights of experiences across the campus.
  • Take advantage of network learnings from other like entities to optimize settings for the entire campus.

Institutional Value

  • Drive customer engagement with indoor navigation and location-specific proximity-based notifications; user opt-in location sharing.
  • Keep the community safe with presence-based Wi-Fi analytics, IoT, and integrations with partners such as React Mobile, Amberbox, AiRISTA Flow, CXApp, Kiana Analytics, Modo Labs, and Skyfii., to ensure school and student safety and support social distancing and contact tracing



Anywhere Education: Moving teaching and learning online

Extending your network to enable high capacity and equitable access.

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Five Ways to Ensure Always-on Connectivity across the Campus

As colleges and universities grapple with increasing network demands, ensuring secure access is a challenge.

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Empowering students with a Mobile First Campus

As network challenges evolve, a secure and always-on Wi-Fi-enabled campus is a must.

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Graduate to Secure Networks in Higher Education

Securing the network admist BYOD and IoT.

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Why Aruba?

  • Aruba’s Edge Services Platform adapts and scales, without a rip and replace approach or vendor lock-in.
  • A software-defined foundation since day one; and role and device-based access policy controls, and policy enforcement firewall (PEF) which are unique to Aruba.
  • Dynamic Segmentation that extends Aruba’s unique wireless role-based policy feature to wired switches so the same security, experience and simplified IT management can be enjoyed throughout the entire access layer.
  • The first networking vendor to begin delivering AI/ML for networking (ClientMatch, AirMatch); subject matter experts in networking and data science who use a dataset that can’t be matched by Aruba's competitors.

Get in touch with one of VLCM's Aruba Higher Education Networking Engineers

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