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Juniper and Aruba team up for Wifi and Switch integration

Juniper and Aruba Networks on Wednesday said that they are teaming up on creating a reference architecture for integrating Aruba's wireless and mobility solutions with Juniper's enterprise switches and routers.

This is a significant collaboration for Juniper and Aruba's shared partner base, which will play a critical role in driving the integration between the two companies' products, said David Helfer, vice president of worldwide channels and commercial at Juniper.

"The feedback we have gotten from partners is that this is a great integration opportunity," Helfer said. "Many of them were partnering with us and with Aruba from a wireless LAN perspective, and this just enhances our joint partners' ability for integration at the customer site."

The two companies said they have developed a "tested and validated" reference architecture for using Aruba's wireless LAN access points, along with its AirWave network management and ClearPass policy management systems, in tandem with Juniper's EX series switches and MX series routers.

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