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October 15, 2008

Galderma Picks Aruba Networks, Ipelium for Wireless LAN Makeover

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Aruba Networks (News - Alert), Inc., a global provider of local area networks and mobility solutions, said today it has been selected  to provide a global wireless LAN by a company called “Galderma,” which is a joint venture between Nestle and L’Oreal.

Aruba already has completed deployments of wireless LANs at Galderma’s French corporate services, U.K. office, production sites, and central data center in Switzerland, where Ipelium, Aruba’s certified solution provider, conducted the deployment.
Marc Tournier, a manager of security and compliance at Galderma, said his company’s offices and production sites are geographically dispersed, and that prior to Aruba coming, concerns about the integrity of this far-flung network lead Galderma to enforce a “no wireless” policy.
“Aruba offered solutions on all counts, and in conjunction with Aruba partner, Ipelium, we’ve now deployed wireless networks across France, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the central data center in Switzerland,” Tournier said.
Galderma wanted a mobility solution that would protect the integrity of their data and that could be managed with minimal IT overhead yet flexible enough to meet different needs of their fields and logistic facilities, he said. The company chose Aruba for its robust wireless LANs, ease of use, remote access capability for remote offices and teleworkers, and end-to-end security.
The work falls within Aruba’s area of specialization. Generally, the company delivers secure mobility solutions by integrating adaptive wireless LANs, identity-based security, and remote networking into a single high-performance system.
Adaptive wireless LANs provide robust connectivity with high-speed data, toll-quality voice and streaming video applications to roaming users. Identity-based security associates policies with users instead of network hardware and offers follow-me security regardless of how or where the network is accessed. The remote access point technology enables secure networking of remote sites and road warriors and eliminates the hurdles involved in managing typical virtual private networks.
The RAP technology is integral to the disaster recovery and business continuity strategy of Galderma, according to Tournier.
“Should an incident occur that leads to a disruption in service, RAP technology will simply and securely get our systems back on-line again,” Tournier said.
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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan


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