Aruba ClearPass

Problems that solves

No control over data access

Risk or Leaks of confidential information

Unauthorized access to corporate IT systems and data

Aruba ClearPass

Aruba ClearPass is a policy management platform that many businesses are implementing to effortlessly onboard new devices, grant varying access levels, and keep their networks secure.


ClearPass allows you to safely connect business and personal devices to your network in compliance with your security policies. It allows you to grant full or limited access to devices based on users’ roles, device type, and cybersecurity posture.

This solution leverages the next plan:


With this new demand for network access, the burden on your IT department has increased exponentially and it’s not just laptops and smartphones that should be on your radar. IoT devices, printers, and even surveillance cameras are connecting to companies’ wireless networks.

ClearPass helps you identify which devices are being used, how many are connected to your network, where they’re connecting from, and which operating systems are supported. It gives you continuous visibility into changes on your network, including which devices are connecting and disconnecting.

When you need device-specific information, you can easily identify a device’s:

  • Type and model name
  • MAC address
  • IP address
  • NIC vendor
  • OS and version number
  • VLAN


Enforcing network policies can pose a huge challenge to IT departments. When an employee wants to add a new device to the network, they often have to go through extensive IT protocols. They may even need someone from IT to walk them through the process.

ClearPass allows you to enforce policies during the onboarding of new devices without any involvement from your IT department – whether it’s a laptop, smartphone, or security camera. A built-in certificate authority lets you support devices more quickly without any additional IT resources.

Your IT team will simply need to establish your foundation of security and write rules that define:

  • Who can onboard a device
  • The type of device users can onboard
  • How many devices each user can onboard

You can then enforce access a number of ways. You can use a portal, or you can use the more secure and preferred method that uses encryption in the authentication process. After devices are granted access, ClearPass uses active and passive profiling methods to monitor your network and keep it safe.


The health of individual devices connected to your network is an essential component of network security. With ClearPass OnGuard, your IT team can define the “level of health” a device must have in order to gain network access.

This solution automatically conducts critical endpoint health checks and posture assessments to ensure that all devices are compliant with your requirements (and industry best practices). It works for both wired and wireless networks.

ClearPass also offers a variety of third-party integrations (which we’ll touch on shortly). These integrations empower you to implement dynamic policy controls and threat remediation. You’ll have real-time insight into the activity on your network, equipping you to identify and address any threats that may present themselves.
After all, you have to be prepared to take action if you discover unusual network behavior. That requires establishing a unified approach that can block traffic and disconnect devices when necessary – even in the middle of the night.


The right network security solution must be comprehensive and that often requires you to create a seamless solution comprised of several different platforms.

Aruba ClearPass Exchange integrates with over 25 IT partners – the vast majority of your current technology and security stacks - to ensure that every element of your system is working without issue.

These third-party technology systems could include:

  • Firewalls
  • Enterprise mobility management (EMM)
  • Mobile device management (MDM)
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)

Whichever platforms you use (or are considering), they will work with ClearPass’ REST-based APIs, Syslog messaging, and extensions repository. Your collective solution will deliver end-to-end policy enforcement and the visibility you need to keep your network secure.



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