Daman deploys Aruba WiFi solution for security compliance

Daman deploys Aruba WiFi solution for security compliance
Daman has deployed an Aruba NAC solution to help comply with government security regulations.
Published: 5 November 2018 - 12:38 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Daman has deployed wireless solutions from Aruba to help manage connectivity for employers and guests while maintaining government security compliance.

The UAE's National Health Insurance Company has rolled out Aruba ClearPass Network Access Control (NAC) solution, to monitor and control access for employees, contractors and guests at 12 separate locations.

Two Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager 5K virtual appliances have been deployed at Daman's data centre and disaster recovery sites NAC, along with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager 500 virtual appliance nodes at branch offices.

The solution allows Daman to be compliant with new government security regulations, the main reason for deploying the Aruba solution, and also to manage a diverse user base, with up to 45,000 devices accessing the network each week.

Omar Almarzooqi, Manager, IT Security & Networks at Daman explains, "In addition to security which was the prime requirement, the solution needed to be flexible enough to work in a multi-vendor environment, and scalable enough to be deployed across our twelve large branches without adding complexity or management overheads."

"Aruba completed the implementation in under a week which we found extremely impressive given the complexity of our IT environment. Aruba's solution was more easily integrated and performed better than that provided by the competing vendor who had the experience of working on Daman's network solutions previously."

"Aruba's solution performs exceptionally well even in our complex multi-vendor environment and its powerful capabilities open up the possibility of leveraging it for many more purposes than we initially intended. We will continue innovating with this solid platform and are excited to grow our relationship with Aruba to enhance services for all stakeholders," Almarzooqi said.

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