Computer network technology is now increasingly sophisticated, one of which is increasingly sophisticated technology is the gateway. One of the most important gateway capabilities is the ability to send data or access the internet. The gateway device from Aruba itself is a device that is currently still experiencing development but many are already using it. So what are the advantages of the Aruba gateway itself? let’s look at the following explanation.
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Before discussing the Aruba gateway, it would be nice if we discussed the gateway device first. Gateway consists of two words namely gate and way which means gate and road, gateway is a device that has a function to connect the network between computer and other devices.
This gateway is a network that in its communication can connect two networks with different transmission protocols simultaneously. This gateway functions like an entry and exit point on the network so that all existing data must pass through this communication gate to be routed later.
Functions of Gateways
The function of this gateway is like protocol conversion, in its many functions, including:
As Protocol Conversion
Gateway as a link between two computers that have different protocols. In which each computer can be connected to each other until the data exchange process occurs. As for each gateway network that can be operated on any open system interconnection or OSI network model.
Ease of Access to Information
With the ability to convert the protocol function, this gateway can make it easier for users to get the information they need. Where the two computers can be connected to each other and exchange data. Without a gateway, two computers that have different protocols will not be able to carry out the process.
Facilitate Data Management
Gateway can optimize existing technology functions in the company. With this gateway, businesses can more easily integrate and manage important data on these devices.
Each company has many divisions that work separately from each other. That is why the reason the gateway is needed in the process of connecting computers. Which this network cannot work alone without admin staff who control all the security of all existing data.
Improve Computing Performance
Under certain conditions, the gateway is like a network that is used to optimize the stability and performance of corporate computing. Which is the easiest way is to distribute each computing task to other computer devices on the same network in case of overload.
Types of gateways
There are several types of gateways that have their respective functions, including:
The first type is a bidirectional gateway that allows data to move in two different directions. So don’t be surprised if this type is often used as a synchronization tool.
A cloud storage gateway is a type of server or network node that translates data requests using different storage or cloud services.
A cloud storage gateway is a server or network node that translates data storage requests using different storage or cloud services. The types of these clouds include Representational State Transfer (REST) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Thanks to cloud storage, the integration of specific data stores into any application can be facilitated without the need for application transfers via the public cloud. Thus, communication between knowledge can be much simpler.
Internet of Things
This gateway is a composite of sensor data coming from all types of Internet of Things devices. Then the process of translating two or more protocols is carried out before the data is sent to the cloud service network. Such as its function, namely being able to connect IoT-based cloud network devices with its user applications.
This type of gateway is a type of network that provides interfaces for two different networks and protocols. A gateway is referred to without having to be followed by its type or type, so it can be concluded that it can refer to the type of Network gateway.
How Gateways Work
The gateway has a fairly simple way of working, namely a computer network that has two or more types of gateway interfaces. Then the gateway will act as a connecting device between networks when data transfer occurs.
When one network wants to communicate with another network, the data will be passed to the gateway and then routed through the most efficient path. In addition to routing data, the gateway will also store information about the internal paths of the host network. Therefore, the gateway is a protocol converter.
Gateways of Aruba
From the explanation about the gateway above, at least we already understand the function of the gateway itself. So, we will discuss what products are the mainstay of this gateway from Aruba. For more details, you can see the following explanation:
Aruba gateways and controllers
Aruba gateways and controllers offer innovative high-performance security and resiliency network access gateways suitable for campuses and branches with WLAN, LAN, and SD-WAN networks.
This gateway from Aruba delivers high-performance data traffic and data routing, Dynamic Segmentation, role-based access, and more.
The Aruba gateway innovations offered include:
- Trustless Security
Aruba Policy Enforcement Firewall is the only user/device facing firewall that provides zero trust limits on network access points, with real-time role-based access control and deep packet inspection.
- Unified and secure network access
Aruba Dynamic Segmentation unifies enforcement across wired, wireless, and WAN to securely connect and keep traffic segregated and secure for all types of users and devices – using a centralized or distributed policy enforcement approach.
- Enterprise-class performance
ArubaOS for gateway is engineered for mission-critical environments that require high performance, seamless roaming, 24/7 reliability, and always-on connectivity – even during upgrades.
Aruba 9000 Series Gateways
The Aruba 9000 series gateway is perfect for use on branch networks as well as for small campuses. The next generation 9000 series gateways can be used for SD-WAN capabilities in enterprise branches or can also improve WiFi scalability and security.
The main features of the Aruba 9000 Series Gateways include:
- Flexible use cases
The 9000 series can be used as an SD-Branch gateway to support data center, public cloud, and SaaS routing. Or alternatively, it can be used as a Wi-Fi gateway for greater scalability.
- Scale to 2,048 client users or devices
Delivering 10x the throughput and 80x the client density of typical SD-WAN devices, the 9000 Series is purpose built to support high density and 6 Gbps firewall throughput.
- Integrated LTE connectivity
The 9004-LTE can use high-speed LTE as a dedicated or redundant WAN uplink for greater business continuity and flexibility.
- Threat defense with IDS/IPS
To enhance security, deployed gateways add role and identity-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) capabilities on top of existing security features
- Policy Enforcement Firewall
Layer 4-7 stateful firewalls provide consistent user, device, and application awareness across WLANs, LANs, and WANs. When deployed with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager, policies are automatically applied to simplify SSID, VLAN, and policy management.
9200 Series Series Gateways
The Aruba 9200 series gateways can provide enhanced WiFi scalability and security that can meet the demands of enterprise networks.
Key features of the Aruba 9200 series gateways:
- Scalable for medium and large companies
A highly scalable tool for Wi-Fi performance on Edge – up to 2,048 APs and 32K devices.
- Can improve network performance directly
Always support to provide business continuity in mission-critical environment.
- Tier-based licensing
Investment protection with additional silver and gold licenses to unlock more capacity when needed to meet growing demand – without changing your equipment.
- Roam L2/L3
Supports tunneling so that two different networks can connect directly to each other, for seamless L2/L3 roaming.
- Redundancy and clustering
Can be used with N+1 or NxN redundancy for performance and scale.
- Ready to support IoT
Integrated device profiling improves IoT visibility and work with ClearPass Policy Manager.