Aruba Adds Wi-Fi Security Through Acquisition

Aruba Networks entered into a deal to acquire key security products from Network Chemistry, thereby adding wireless security to its offerings.

The products include RFprotect Distributed, RFprotect Mobile, and BlueScanner. Together the three products offer wireless intrusion detection and prevention, portable site survey, security assessment and incident response, and Bluetooth discovery and vulnerability assessment.

Aruba said that in addition to integrating the products into its line of solutions, the company will continue providing support to existing Network Chemistry customers and partners.

"Aruba has consistently led the industry with respect to client-to-core security solutions, and with this acquisition we have now rounded out our RF Layer 1-2 security offerings," said Dominic Orr, president and CEO at Aruba Networks. "Network Chemistry’s products have consistently won accolades for their ability to accurately find wireless network equipment, detect unauthorized devices, and enforce networking policies. By integrating this capability into Aruba’s product family we will extend our position at the vanguard of wireless security providers. We look forward to working with, and providing uninterrupted support to, Network Chemistry’s large base of existing enterprise and government customers."

Aruba Networks has an ongoing relationship with AirMagnet--a competitor of Network Chemistry. However Chris Roeckl, VP of marketing at AirMagnet, said "The announcement does not impact AirMagnet's relationship with Aruba, which is focused on network troubleshooting and on spectrum interference. Our collaboration is already bearing fruit in the market, and both companies expect this relationship to continue and strengthen."

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