Aruba Networks is to launch a Wireless Management Suite 7 that provides a single point of visibility and control for the entire network edge.

Including wired and wireless infrastructure, as well as individual client devices, Aruba Wireless Management Suite 7 can be delivered as software, on an appliance or using the recently announced Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

It incorporates a mobile device manager module that provides over-the-air management of business-critical devices ranging from handheld devices to self-service kiosks to wireless printers, and provides integrated wired and wireless management via the Aruba management platform.

Bryan Wargo, general manager of Aruba's AMP solutions group, said: “Aruba Wireless Management Suite 7 combines the functions of multiple tools from different manufacturers into one powerful, easy-to-use solution. It truly stands alone in its ability to integrate wireless, wired and device management.”

Greg Catalano, senior network engineer at Boise, said: “With its new wired infrastructure and mobile device management capabilities, Aruba Wireless Management Suite 7 delivers the type of user-centric management that meets our users' needs and aligns with our goal of driving down IT support costs.”

Aruba Wireless Management Suite 7 is currently undergoing customer field tests and is scheduled to be available for shipping in March 2010.