Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has unveiled innovative workplace solutions and a new vision for three return-to-work scenarios — returning to the office and venues, working from home and ultimately, the office reimagined.
Based on Aruba’s AI-powered, cloud-native networking solutions, each scenario provides pragmatic steps for organizations to expedite business recovery and implement contact tracing and touchless solutions that enhance the health and wellness of employees and visitors.
Traditional offices rely on AI-powered contact and location tracing tools to enable social and physical distancing monitoring solutions that make the workplace safer for workers, customers, and partners.
Through Aruba-led innovations or implemented in concert with Aruba Technology Partners, these solutions use IoT and Bluetooth radios already built into Aruba access points and managed from a single pane of glass. The solutions operate on customers’ existing Aruba infrastructure, eliminating the need for rip and replace, and leverage cloud-based applications that are easy to activate and affordable to deploy.
Contact and Location Tracing. Aruba will be releasing a new set of native contact and location tracing tools for existing customers based on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. For expanded capabilities, Aruba Technology Partners AiRISTA Flow, CXApp, Kiana Analytics, Modo Labs and Skyfii integrate with Aruba infrastructures to monitor social distancing and group sizes and generate contract tracing trees of potentially exposed individuals.
Contactless Visitor Management. In the new work environment, organizations are looking to avoid physical contact with front desk receptionists or using shared, self-service tablets for check-in. Aruba and its digital workplace partners such as Envoy allow preregistration, automated host notification and auto-generated individualized visitor Wi-Fi credentials – all with zero human-to-human contact.
Video and AI-based Health Monitoring. Proactive identifying and assisting of COVID-infected guests and employees keep everyone in the workplace safer. HPE Pointnext and Aruba’s technology partners can offer contactless thermographic solutions that measure the forehead temperature of groups of people simultaneously. Ideal for lobbies and other high-traffic areas, the solution incorporates automated voice response and interfaces with access control portals.
Working from Home
An effective long-term work-from-home solution has to deliver a secure, enterprise-like experience that enhances creativity, efficiency, and productivity. Aruba provides enterprise-class telework hardware coupled with plug-and-play installation, identity-based security and cloud-native management for rapid, simple, and scalable deployment. Field-proven since 2008, Aruba’s work-from-home solutions scale to accommodate organizations of any size and are available with FIPS 140-2 validation for defense-related telework.
Secure Remote Access to Business-Critical Resources. Aruba Remote Access Points (RAPs) and gateways extend access to enterprise applications and services hosted on-premises or in the public cloud, anywhere employees work. Compatible with broadband and cellular networks, RAPs provide both Ethernet and wireless connectivity so employees can use IP phones, VDI terminals, trading consoles, and mobile devices at remote locations with the same security and quality of service they enjoy in the office.
Seamless, Secure Access While on the Road. Aruba Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) VPN software client provides secure connectivity to laptops, phones, and tablets. VIA includes an embedded firewall that intelligently segments traffic and enforces security policies down to each user.