Aruba, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Strengths: HPE-Aruba's management and service applications, such as ClearPass, Meridian and AirWave, support non-HPE devices -- including Cisco, ALE and others -- which simplifies orchestration within multivendor environments. Its acquisition of Niara and Rasa Networks strengthen HPE-Aruba's network traffic and security monitoring capabilities.
Weaknesses: Aruba Central lacks the same functionality as its on-premises ClearPass and AirWave offerings, limiting its capabilities, according to Gartner. Aruba has also made changes to HPE's broadly available lifetime warranty for campus switches, which Gartner said may be confusing and increase the total cost for the Aruba offering.