Delivering Intelligent Network Access through Identity Driven Management
By ProCurve Networking by HP
In establishing their information technology (IT) networks, companies have traditionally focused on the connection between user devices and the corporate infrastructure, ignoring the unique needs of individuals and groups using the network. Not only does this emphasis hinder workforce productivity, it also creates problems for network security, management and performance.
A new strategy is to implement identity driven management (IDM) functionality that is able to automatically configure the network edge through security and performance policies defined on a centrally administered management server. These IDM solutions facilitate business-driven networks that behave uniquely and appropriately for every user. This paper describes traditional network access management strategies and defines ProCurve Networking by ProCurve´s approach to a new, identity driven methodology. It also highlights the benefits that can be attained by deploying ProCurve IDM solutions.