Aruba Creates Security Sandbox
Aruba has come up with a system that quarantines Windows laptop users while the Zone software checks that the user has the latest virus protection and patches and what have you on the computer. The system uses Zone software on the laptop and backend and Aruba blocks the user from getting onto the network via its own stateful firewall software.
"We put them in the sandbox," says Jon Green.
Of course, Aruba isn't the only company to figure out that the problem of viruses and worms is a potentially big one for enterprise customers. Rivals such as Airespace Inc., Vernier Networks Inc., and others have –- or are working on –- their own versions of these wireless LAN quarantine pens (see War on Wireless Worms).
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung