May 2020

Aruba Collaborates with Microsoft to Advance Enterprise Cyberattack Protection

Aruba Collaborates with Microsoft to Advance Enterprise Cyberattack Protection

Technology Integration Provides Advanced Security Solutions to Improve Security and IT Team Collaboration 

DUBAI, UAE, 13th May, 2020 –Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
(NYSE: HPE) today announced the integration of Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager with
Microsoft endpoint protection platforms to deliver significant advances in enterprise cyberattack
protection. This 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.

As a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, an ecosystem of independent
security software vendors that are dedicated to building integrated solutions to better defend
against cyber threats, Aruba has completed integration, testing and verification of ClearPass
Policy Manager with Microsoft Endpoint Manager, a unified management platform that includes
Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune. ClearPass Policy Manager has also been
integrated with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a unified endpoint
security platform designed to help enterprises prevent, detect, investigate and respond to
advanced threats.

Aruba has also collaborated with Microsoft to improve the efficiency and security of access
control communications by developing a standardized approach to support multiple
authentication methods and identity 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, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Aruba’s ClearPass
provides policy management on network infrastructure from any vendor, while Microsoft
Endpoint Manager provides secure, integrated management of devices and applications from
any source. Operating in concert, ClearPass and Microsoft Endpoint Manager address endpoint
security for a very broad range of IT, IoT, BYOD and operational technology (OT) devices and
applications used in different vertical markets.”Moti Gindi, CVP, 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. This
integration allows our joint customers to simplify their security infrastructure, and enables 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, including distributed SD-WAN locations. ClearPass enforces a Zero Trust environment whereby 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. “Integrating ClearPass with Microsoft
Endpoint Manager suite was a game-changer for us in terms of simplicity and enabling us to
gain greater insight into our wireless network.”ClearPass Policy Manager for Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft Defender ATP are
available now

About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of secure, intelligent networks that enable customers to thrive and deliver amazing digital experiences in the mobile, IoT and cloud era. We are changing the rules of networking to make it simple for IT and organizations to bridge the physical and digital worlds at the Edge.

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