Aruba Networks has announced the launch of a wireless local area network (LAN) platform to filter both traffic and wireless applications that connect to the corporate network.

According to the company, the Aruba 7200 series contains integrated application intelligence and controls to optimise application delivery and using its AppRF software with deep packet inspection for Layer 7 insight to identify application traffic, it gives enterprises integrated visibility into and control over both traditional server-based applications and cloud-based and web-based mobile applications.

It also delivers 40Gbps stateful firewall and encryption capabilities and can support up to 32,000 devices, Aruba said.

Chris Kozup, senior director, EMEA marketing at Aruba Networks, told SC Magazine that now everything can connect to the network, technologies need to be offered to address that with priority given to mission critical areas.

He said: “Today's IT departments are faced with the challenge of providing better access to deal with the onslaught of mobile applications – all while working within the confines of a typically tight budget.

“Aruba is helping these customers address their requirements with a wireless LAN platform that not only delivers improved ‘speeds and feeds', but offers true insight into and control of application performance. With this you can block or segment applications and any control that an organisation wants, they can do what they want.

“The function of a controller is not new, what is new is the ability to do detection about running and understanding the application itself. The mobile device management space are now realising that it is not about the device, it is about the applications and platform, and we do believe that the enterprise has a role to play with performance of the application, so if something is not needed it can be prevented.”