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Aruba SD-Branch Solution

The Aruba SD Branch solution offers the best-in-class wireless and wired infrastructure and management orchestration features with the SD-WANSoftware-Defined Wide Area Network. SD-WAN is an application for applying SDN technology to WAN connections that connect enterprise networks across disparate geographical locations. capabilities. The SD Branch solution extends the SD-WANWide Area Network. WAN is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance. concept to all elements in the branch to deliver a full stack solution that addresses the business challenges of distributed enterprises. Coupled with Aruba Central, the solution provides a cloud-hosted environment for simplified operations and improved agility.


A traditional branch setup supports client connectivity requirements across different geographical locations for various types of business operations. The sites in remote geographical locations serve as branch offices, while the headquarters or main office serves as a data center that hosts network resources to store, manage, and distribute data. The main office also hosts a centralized Virtual Private Network (VPNVirtual Private Network. VPN enables secure access to a corporate network when located remotely. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefiting from the functionality, security, and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.) management system to aggregate traffic from the remote branch sites. A Wide Area Network (WAN) —with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLSMultiprotocol Label Switching. The MPLS protocol speeds up and shapes network traffic flows. ), T1, T3, Broadband, or Cellular links—is used for connecting multiple local area networks to a central corporate network or data centers separated by distance.

Due to an increase in the number of client devices at the remote sites and the new bandwidth requirements, branch office networks are expected rapidly scale to provide uninterrupted user experience. A traditional branch infrastructure with multiple appliances, different operating systems, and management tools only adds to the cost, involves a maintenance overhead, and demands skilled IT personnel.

The Aruba SD-WAN solution simplifies your branch deployments with a single management interface for administering, managing, and monitoring your branch networks. It also provides a unified policy enforcement framework with operational ease.

Key Features and Benefits

The SD-WAN solution comes with the following key capabilities:

For more information about how SD-WAN works, see Understanding SD-WAN.

What's New

View a list of features that are now available for the Aruba SD-Branch

Getting Started

Onboard devices, assign subscriptions, and for your SD branch sit

Configuration Templates

Use a configuration template for bulk configuration of Gateways

SD-Branch Configuration (Guided Setup)

Configure WAN and LAN interfaces, overlay network, routes, security, routing and path steering policies on SD Branch Devices

SD-Branch Configuration (Basic Setup)

Configure System, LAN, WAN, SDWAN and Routing, and Redundancy on SD Branch Devices

SD-Branch Configuration (Advanced Setup)

Configure WAN and LAN interfaces, overlay network, routes, security, routing and path steering policies on SD Branch Devices

Aruba IDPS

Monitor, detect, and prevent threats in your SD-WAN network

Virtual Gateways

Deploy a virtualized instance of headend Gateway in a customer VPC

Instant AP VPN

Configure Instant APs at micro branch sites as VPN endpoints and set up secure connection with VPN concentrators at the data center

VIA VPN Services

Configure a VPN solution with Aruba VIA client to provide secure remote network connectivity to client devices

Monitoring and Reports

Monitor network health, branch sites, WAN health, Gateways, labels, analyze traffic pattern, and run reports

Software Upgrades

Upgrade firmware and run firmware compliance checks

Troubleshooting and Diagnostics

Upgrade firmware and run firmware compliance checks


Manage your SD-Branch Network using APIs


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