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Salt Lake City, UT - March 2016 - IT solutions provider, VLCM (Valcom) adds valuable specialization to its networking resume. Gartner-recognized enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking vendor, Aruba Networks, named VLCM a specialized partner for its ClearPass Policy Manager solution. This specialization is the highest ClearPass benchmark, granting VLCM customers the confidence that VLCM’s engineering and sales capabilities are both certified and recognized to expertly deliver and implement Aruba’s networking solutions.

The Aruba ClearPass solution is a policy manager, providing the corporate office, remote workplace, and public venues secure network access in a mobile world. The platform features ultra-scalable AAA with RADIUS, TACACS+, and a policy engine that leverages contextual data based on user roles, device types, app usage, and location. This industry-leading solution solves today’s mobility challenges across any multivendor network and scales and adapts to evolving users, security changes, and business needs. Through ClearPass, your network no longer has to hold you back from realizing the full benefits of secure mobility and cloud.


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“By way of automated workflows, ClearPass helps customers by securely managing Corporate, BYOD, Personal, and Guest devices on to the network,” explains Zach Smith, Aruba networks Channel Account Manager, “Customers are able to gain a level of visibility that is necessary when keeping their corporate networks secure, but allowing for business continuity.”


With ClearPass, IT departments gain the ability to solve the following needs:

  •    Replacement of aging “AAA” solutions - Cisco ACS & Juniper SBR
  •    BYOD or Bring Your Own Device onboarding that helps users self-configure their own devices
  •    Guest access that gets visitors connected fast without IT involvement
  •    Integration of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with network policy


Reaching Aruba’s Gold Partner status after less than a year of partnership with the Hewlett Packard Enterprise partner company, VLCM’s faith and dedicated work in ClearPass and other Aruba solutions has been a main focus for the IT solution provider.  “ClearPass is an incredible solution to help businesses handle the ‘Mobile First’ network,” explains Mike Linton, VLCM’s VP of Sales,  “Business environments need a powerful and secure solution to handle all the users who have multiple devices and also expect 100% connectivity and uptime. ClearPass offers that purpose-built solution and works on any network platform (Brocade, Cisco, HPE, Etc.), so you don’t need to change your network to have this solution. It also integrates with other appliances like firewalls, MDM and IDS/IPS.”


VLCM is eager to continue our partnership with Aruba Networks, working to connect businesses in the Rocky Mountain West with innovative and smart IT solutions. Keep up to date with VLCM activity on our LinkedIn page, or sign up for our newsletter here.

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