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Aruba Networks Partners with Microsoft for Cyber Security

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Advancing Enterprise Cyber-attacks Protection

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has recently announced the integration of Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager with Microsoft endpoint protection platform to deliver significant advances in enterprise cyber-attacks protection. The integration allows ClearPass to control access to critical network resources based on endpoint security intelligence provided by Microsoft, reducing the risk posed by compromised network connections. 

Aruba has partnered with Microsoft to improve the efficiency and security of access control communications by developing a standardized approach to support multiple authentication methods and identify types in a single authentication request. The solution uses the Tunneled EAP (TEAP) protocol to combine both machine and user identities in a single request. “Protecting enterprises against attacks requires a holistic approach to security based on an open approach to device and application protection,” said Michael Tennefoss, Vice President of strategic partnerships at Aruba. 

Combining Network Access Control with Endpoint Security

Moti Gindi, CVP of Microsoft threat protection said, “ combining network access control with endpoint security such as risk or exposure scores, yields synergies for both technologies, ensuring businesses that the right devices have access to the right network resources. The integration allows our joint customers to simplify their security infrastructure, and enable both solutions to provide higher levels of security.” ClearPass policy manager leverages device-level context from Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Defender ATP to establish, implement, and enforce policies for network and application-level access. 

ClearPass enforces a Zero Trust environment in which IT, IoT, and OT devices are blocked from accessing the network until their identities have been verified. ClearPass provides granular access control decisions based on endpoint security and compliance posture from Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Defender ATP. “With the rise in virtual classrooms and increased use of collaboration learning tools, security is paramount especially when it comes to protecting students, faculty and staff,’ said David Boos, Director of Technology at Mitchell Technical Institute.



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