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How to make your Wi-Fi network faster and safer in the hybrid work era

- April 22, 2021 2 MIN READ
As the world moved online over the past year, a reliable, secure and cost-effective network and Wi-Fi connection became essential for every small business and remote worker.

The pandemic exposed shortcomings in connections, including garbled Zoom meetings and other work-from-home wobbles that go beyond any NBN speeds to how your Wi-Fi network performs. And like drips into a bucket, a slow online network that causes small delays in your daily workflow eventually adds up to a large amount of wasted time and money.

The shift to hybrid work environments is changing the way small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) think about networking solutions, with a greater focus on cloud-based and AI-powered networking technologies.

SMB owners are looking for three key things in a network: flexibility, security and affordability. They need solutions that not only work well in the workplace by supporting social distancing and contactless experiences, but also provide enterprise-level connectivity, security and support for remote work.

The other challenge small business owners face is that they don’t always have a high level of technical expertise or an IT department. They want a solution that’s straightforward, easy to understand and affordable.

Aruba Instant On was created to solve those problems, and the Instant On App makes managing the network simple with unified management and a single architecture for both switches and access points, and an innovative mobile app for hassle-free set-up.

You can set it up simply, with just a few clicks and after that, monitor and manage your business network anywhere from your phone.  You’ll also be able to keep tabs on who is connecting to which sites and apps.

The Aruba Instant On

Aruba Instant On has been built to fix the problems that drive you nuts as you grapple with your Wi-Fi network at home or in the office. It uses automatic data routing to keep your vital work flowing on the fastest path, and automatic software updates to keep your Wi-Fi operating at top speeds. If an error is detected, the network can heal itself. What’s even better is that you can also connect all your devices, even those with a wired connection, including POS terminals, security cameras, smart locks, printers, smart TVs, and more.

Say goodbye to video calls dropping out; Instant On prioritises business-critical video and voice calls over other network traffic. Smart Mesh technology eliminates dead zones in your space, both indoors and outdoors, using multiple Wi-Fi access points that communicate together to blanket your entire business with a stronger signal.

If you’re struggling to manage the number of devices on your network, the Aruba Instant On App lets you manage up to 25 access points quickly and easily in just a few clicks.

Most importantly, Aruba Instant On includes vital cybersecurity measures as part of the package. You can easily separate business and employee traffic from customer traffic, set hours for network availability, and block specific sites and app categories to ward off malicious activity.

Aruba has also partnered with online security solution NordVPN to offer secure VPN services to Aruba Instant On customers; this allows employees to securely remotely access sensitive business data when they can’t work on site.

As SMBs rebuild in a still disrupted post-pandemic environment, a secure network that is simple to set up, manage and provides blazing fast connections is a must. 

Aruba Instant On delivers flexibility, security and affordability, leaving you to focus on things that matter most in your business, reassured that your crucial internet network won’t let you down. 

To find more about Aruba’s small business solutions, visit: www.arubainstanton.com