HPE Aruba Networking Central

A cloud-based networking solution that empowers IT with AI-powered insights, intuitive visualizations, workflow automation, and edge-to-cloud security to manage campus, branch, remote, data center, and IoT networks from one dashboard.

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Manage any-sized network from the cloud

Built on a cloud-native, microservices architecture, Central is an AI-powered solution that simplifies IT operations, improves agility, and reduces costs by unifying management of all network infrastructure.

Empower personnel across skill levels

Maximize IT efficiency with intuitive workflows, powerful troubleshooting mechanisms, and scalable visualizations. Reduce MTTR with industry-first ‘time travel’ and automated assurance indicators spanning clients, wired, wireless, WAN, security and applications.

Streamline operations

Simplify how you provision, configure, and maintain networks by orchestrating all operations from a cloud-native dashboard. Central is your single point of visibility and control that spans the entire network–from branch to data center, wired and wireless LAN to WAN.

Optimize networks with AIOps

Surface and resolve issues before users ever notice them. Near real-time full stack AI-powered insights, self-healing workflows, and prescriptive optimization tips help solve problems up to 90% faster, so the network keeps business running at peak levels.

Stronger security, minus the complexity

Replace static VLANs and ACLs with intent-based policy automation and orchestration, intuitive access controls, and AI-based discovery and profiling of all connected clients. Gain the core elements of Zero Trust and SASE architectures while ensuring users have fast, secure access no matter how or where they connect.

Deploy and consume your way

Deploy Central as a SaaS application, or select from on-prem or managed service options. Choose from flexible subscription terms and options such as delayed activation and co-termination to address networking requirements within existing budgets and project timelines.?

A range of cloud-native services for any-sized network

Built for enterprise-grade resiliency and security, while simple enough for small businesses with limited IT staff. A single pane of glass for all.

Fast, error-free deployments

Unified and automated configuration workflows, Zero Touch Provisioning, and a mobile installer app for fast installs of new devices or sites.

Intuitive troubleshooting workflows

Reduce MTTR with industry-first time travel, entity-centric navigation, and scalable topology visualizations.

Full-stack AIOps

Preempt issues and continuously optimize networks with automated anomaly detection, assurance indicators, dynamic baselines, and peer benchmarks.

Cloud-based authentication

Easily onboard users and clients by quickly uploading allowed MAC addresses and/or by integrating with your cloud identity stores.

Global policy orchestration

Intent-based UI makes it easy to create granular policies at scale, automatically mapping user roles to proper access privileges.

AI-powered client insights

Discover and classify all connected endpoints, including IoT devices, using built-in machine learning and dynamic profiling techniques.

Simplify IoT Operations

Monitor the health of IoT infrastructure and seamlessly deploy new services via an integrated app store.

Webhooks and open APIs

Pull data into leading IT solutions such as Splunk or ServiceNow to automate processes with event-driven actions.

FedRAMP Authorized

U.S. Federal agencies can now modernize their network by securely managing and maintaining their network in the cloud.

Central's cloud-based management dashboard

Dynamic Network Topology

Assess network-wide health and pinpoint sites, devices, or users experiencing issues.

Fast Drill-Downs

Hone in on specific sites, network devices, clients, apps, and more.

AI-Powered Search

Easily find issues, troubleshooting tips, and more using a natural language search.

Intelligent Alerts

Advanced notifications of issues with diagnostics and live support just a click away.

Toggle View

Seamlessly switch between classic and new Central experience.

Central's cloud-based management dashboard
Economic benefits of Central

Economic benefits of Central

According to an economic validation study by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Central can lower cost of administration by up to 67% and total cost of ownership by roughly 40%, compared to traditional network management solutions.

Automated network configuration and security at a global scale

Explore the latest updates about automated configuration workflows, cloud-native management, orchestration, and security capabilities that streamline network operations and enhance protection for all users, clients, and IoT devices across wired, wireless, and WAN infrastructure.

Related products

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AirWave dashboard

Aruba AirWave

  • Powerful on-prem solution that simplifies management of multi-vendor networks
  • Deep visibility into network and application performance
  • Support for contract and location tracing
User Experience Insight (UXI) sensor

Aruba User Experience Insight

  • Easy-to-deploy network sensors providing rich insights into user experience
  • Test and monitor apps across wired, wireless, WAN, and cloud
  • Exceed SLAs with AI-powered insights
ClearPass Device Insight screen

Aruba Client Insights

  • Discover and profile all devices on the network, including IoT
  • Classify unknown devices with machine learning
  • Combine with ClearPass Policy Manager automated policy enforcement

EdgeConnect SD?Branch

  • Unify management of Aruba LAN and WAN infrastructure
  • Boost performance of critical apps, including SaaS
  • Gain advanced threat defense capabilities such as IDS/IPS

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