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Aruba ClearPass Placed On the Approved Product List for DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program

Approved Security Solution Strengthens Ability of Federal Agencies to Combat Increasingly Sophisticated Cybersecurity Threats and Fix Critical Weaknesses

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:00 am PDT
"From IoT to an always-on mobile workforce, government agencies are more exposed to attacks than ever before"

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE:HPE), today announced that Aruba ClearPass has been placed on the approved product list for the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program. Offering industry-leading, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools to support technical modernization as cyber threats change, the CDM Program is a dynamic approach that was designed to help strengthen the cybersecurity of government networks and systems, providing federal agencies with tools to find risks, prioritize the risks based on potential impacts, and enable their personnel to focus on the most significant issues first. 

“From IoT to an always-on mobile workforce, government agencies are more exposed to attacks than ever before,” said Jon Green, vice president and chief security technologist at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “With the increasingly complex threat landscape we’re in today, federal agencies need granular visibility into the devices and people on their networks and dynamic role-based access control for seamless security enforcement. This approval of ClearPass from the CDM Program demonstrates Aruba’s commitment to providing federal agencies with the industry’s most secure solutions for multi-vendor wired and wireless network infrastructures.”

With this approval, federal agencies can now leverage ClearPass to help increase visibility into the federal cybersecurity posture and improve their response capabilities.

Aruba ClearPass is a proven network visibility and access control solution that can discover, profile, authenticate and authorize any network access, on wired or wireless networks, including BYOD and IoT devices. Its position as network gatekeeper enables both secure network access, as well as accelerated attack response utilizing over 140 third-party integrations, including Aruba IntroSpect UEBA behavioral analytics.

ClearPass is the only policy platform that centrally enforces all aspects of enterprise-grade access security for any industry. Granular policy enforcement is based on a user’s role, device type and role, authentication method, EMM/MDM attributes, device health, traffic patterns, location, and time-of-day. Deployment scalability supports tens of thousands of devices and authentications, which surpasses the capabilities offered by legacy Network Access Control and AAA solutions. 

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About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of secure, intelligent networks that enable customers to thrive and deliver amazing digital experiences in the mobile, IoT and cloud era. We are changing the rules of networking to make it simple for IT and organizations to bridge the physical and digital worlds at the Edge. 

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Kathleen Keith
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Jennifer Miu
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company