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Aruba Central Attains Formal “Authorized” Designation from FedRAMP

Aruba Central Has Achieved this Important Security Milestone as the Federal Government Looks to Modernize Infrastructure and Accelerate Transition to the Cloud Safely and Securely

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced that its Aruba Central cloud-native network operations and analytics platform has achieved a formal “Authorized” designation with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). With today’s announcement, Aruba Central becomes a cloud-based networking solution for unified WLAN, switching, and VPN edge-to-cloud infrastructure that is compliant with the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) FedRAMP Policy and can be leveraged for use across the federal government.

FedRAMP is a U.S. government program whose mission is to promote the adoption of secure cloud services across the Federal Government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Designed to simplify security for the digital age, FedRAMP enables federal, state, and local government agencies to rapidly transition to mission-enabling, secure, and cost-effective cloud-based IT. Based on the widely-adopted NIST SP 800-53 set of security controls, FedRAMP has also achieved wide recognition among non-government consumers of IT services. Mappings are available between NIST and other popular security frameworks, allowing organizations of any type to accept FedRAMP accreditations within their risk management programs.

“We’re seeing our government customers migrate an increasing number of workloads to public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, and this is placing an increased emphasis on FedRAMP compliance,” said Dolan Sullivan, vice president of Federal for Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Security is built-in to our solutions from the ground up and today’s announcement underscores Aruba’s commitment to helping government customers modernize their networks and leverage innovative technologies to solve their most pressing IT challenges while mitigating risk.”

Aruba Central is a powerful cloud-based solution designed to simplify and secure campus, branch, remote, and data center networks. As the single point of control for Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform), Aruba Central delivers enhancements such as AI-powered analytics, IoT device profiling for security, and valuable metadata to enable business intelligence and uniquely help accelerate an organization’s edge-to-cloud digital transformation. With cloud-based deployment, centralized management and control, and flexible support service options, government IT departments can experience Aruba’s best-in-class technology in a SaaS-based model – and, in turn, enhance IT operations and create greater value for their organization.

“Building Aruba Central with cloud-native technologies allows us to meet the massive scaling requirements of our highly-networked customer base,” said Jon Green, chief security officer for Aruba. “However, delivering services from the public cloud always results in security and risk management concerns. Our customers are being asked to trust us to take care of their data without themselves having direct visibility into our security practices. Accreditations like FedRAMP provide assurance to our customers that an independent, Federally-authorized auditing organization has inspected each of our security controls and found them sufficient. With today’s announcement, Aruba becomes the only networking provider in the industry who can offer a cloud-native management system hosted in the public cloud – and support on-premises deployments – to address any organization’s security requirements.”

To learn more about Aruba’s solutions, including for Federal, state, and local governments, please visit

About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is the global leader in secure, intelligent edge-to-cloud networking solutions that use AI to automate the network, while harnessing data to drive powerful business outcomes. With Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) and as-a-service options, Aruba takes a cloud-native approach to helping customers meet their connectivity, security, and financial requirements across campus, branch, data center, and remote worker environments, covering all aspects of wired, wireless LAN, and wide area networking (WAN).

To learn more, visit Aruba at For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products, visit Airheads Social at


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