Why choose Aruba Instant On
Fast, secure and reliable, Aruba Instant On is the SME solution for all types of businesses – from office-based start-ups to retail and restaurants
Small and midsize businesses of varying guises can all utilise a safe and reliable Wi-Fi network. It allows employees to get online and attracts customers with the prospect of connectivity while they shop or dine.
Cafes, restaurants, boutique hotels and small offices can all benefit from the right Wi-Fi offering, but today staff and customers expect rapid, stable connectivity for their apps and devices.
Aruba Instant On delivers secure, high-speed wireless connectivity that easily covers indoor and outdoor spaces. What more, it can be set-up easily and then managed seamlessly, while providing robust security.
While Aruba Instant On is targeted at small and midsize businesses, its security approach is very much enterprise-class.
It is secure by design, using the HPE Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chipset on all hardware to stop malicious users. If any security vulnerabilities are discovered, the access points will automatically update their own firmware.
A secure connection is made between access points and the Aruba Instant On cloud platform, and all communication is encrypted using SSL/TLS.
There is also strong authentication with Aruba Instant On using WPA3, the latest and strongest security available, and access points also come with a built-in firewall that can block any unwanted or unsolicited traffic coming in to keep malicious hackers at bay.
The Aruba approach uses cloud-managed networking, providing several advantages for businesses. The first is that cloud management provides simplification. The set-up involves plugging in wireless access points, setting them up with a mobile app or a web browser, and within minutes users have connectivity.
The Aruba Instant On cloud then does the heavy lifting of providing business-grade Wi-Fi and services, ensuring customers and staff have uninterrupted connectivity to the internet and their applications.
Even in the event of losing cloud connection, users will not lose their Wi-Fi. Once Aruba Instant On is deployed and the access points are onboarded and active, they operate according to their configurations even if the link to the cloud management platform is lost. So business owners do not have to worry that the normal operation of the network depends on a constant connection to the cloud after onboarding.
Businesses often have their operations – both customer-focused and employee-based – across various locations. A café or restaurant may have tables both inside and out, and want to provide equal levels of Wi-Fi connectivity.
There are a range of Aruba access points to enable this functionality. The Indoor Access Points are ideal for offices, retail and restaurants. Then the Outdoor Access Points allows businesses to take Wi-Fi outside, providing diners with coverage outside, and even allowing the network to extend across a business’ car park if required.
Finally, there are In-Room Access Points, which are desktop-sized, but powerful. Ideal for boutique hotel rooms, specialised medical offices and the home office.
Having a stable and safe Wi-Fi network still need continued monitoring and how this is achieved is integral to the success of the system. As business owners are often out of their own premise, the ability to have constant remote access is highly advantageous.
The Aruba Instant On mobile app allows users to monitor and configure the network from anywhere. This rapid and constant management access to the Wi-Fi is helpful in a number of situations. A coffee shop owner is able to see in real-time how many customers are using the network. They will also be able easily block malicious devices or unwanted traffic content remotely.
However, the network does not demand constant monitoring as the Aruba Instant On app will smartly sends push notifications when something goes wrong. For example, if a wire is accidently pulled out, the network owner will immediately know. This real-time alerting allows users to respond and remedy connectivity issues.
For business networks, switches form the foundation for reliable connectivity. They connect printers, cameras, PoS terminals. The right switch can optimise network bandwidth and overall network performance, helping to run business-critical applications more effectively and securely.
The Aruba Instant On 1930 Switch Series is affordable and easy-to-deploy, enabling users to set-up a switch in minutes, where it can then be managed through the Aruba Instant On Mobile App or cloud-based web portal.
These fixed-configuration Gigabit switches are designed with the small business in mind and keep a business safe with ever-evolving security measures and protocols.