Aruba 9000 Series Gateways provide high-performance networking, SD-WAN and security functionality in compact and cost-effective form factors. Ideally suited for branch and small campus networks, the 9000 Series Gateways serve a key role within Aruba's SD-Branch solution, which unifies WLAN, LAN, SD-WAN and security for distributed enterprises.
The 9000 Series can be easily configured and managed using Aruba Central, a cloud-based network operations, assurance and security platform. Onsite deployment is accomplished with a simple mobile installer application.
HIGH PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY
For distributed enterprises with increasing performance and bandwidth needs, the 9000 Series is designed with scale and flexibility, and equipped with plenty of horsepower at a competitive price-point.
The 9000 Series provides connectivity for up to 2,048 users or client devices at up to 6 Gbps of firewall throughput. These capabilities are up to 80 times the client density and 10 times the maximum throughput of typical SD-WAN appliances.
For enhanced resiliency and high availability, the multiple 9000 Series can be clustered together at each branch.
IOT AND INTEGRATION READY
The 9000 Series includes flexible connectivity options, with up to 12 Ethernet ports (6x PoE+) that can be used as access/WAN uplinks, integrated cellular connectivity, USB 3.0 ports, and an IoT radio that supports Bluetooth 5.
The gateway also uses integrated device profiling to improve client visibility, and works with Aruba Central, ClearPass Policy Manager or ClearPass Device Insight to provide advanced user, device and IoT policy management and insights.
For organizations that are now managing multiple WAN connections, 9000 Series Gateways can be connected to Aruba's SD-WAN fabric right out of the box. SD-WAN is a rich WAN management solution that is used to simplify management of traffic entering and exiting branch sites. Role-based intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS), Dynamic Segmentation, and stateful firewall deliver integrated security requirements. Please refer to the SD-WAN datasheet for more information.
BRANCH AND CAMPUS DEPLOYMENT
9000 Series Gateways can also be re-purposed as Mobility Controllers to provide WLAN and LAN services such as Dynamic Segmentation, stateful firewall and Live Upgrades. In this mode, the 9000 Series cannot simultaneously be used for SD-WAN.
UNIFIED POLICY ENFORCEMENT
To simplify and secure wired and wireless network access, the 9000 Series Gateways are a pivotal component of Aruba Dynamic Segmentation. Wired and wireless traffic can be tunneled to a Gateway, which then consistently provides policy enforcement based on user role (e.g. guest, contractor, employee), device type, application and network location.
Aruba's integration with Microsoft enables unique application intelligence that detects Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Teams, and Skype for Business traffic and then prioritizes them over less critical applications. Through management interfaces on Aruba Central, ArubaOS, and Aruba AirWave, IT can visualize call quality metrics such as MOS, latency, jitter, and packet loss for additional insights.