SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Aruba Networks Delivers Secure Wireless Networking to American University of Beirut Medical Center

Network Provides Highly Reliable Coverage for Roaming Doctors and Staff, Enables Use of Computers-on-Wheels and PDAs to Securely Access Patient Records and for Bedside Care

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, today announced that the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), a leading not-for-profit teaching center of the Faculty of Medicine, has deployed Aruba Networks' wireless LAN and security solutions throughout the medical center. An extension of the American University of Beirut, which also has a large Aruba deployment, the medical center consists of 420 beds and provides comprehensive medical, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecological and psychiatric services, as well as medical, nursing and paramedical training. Aruba's networks provide healthcare professionals with secure access to electronic patient records from laptops and PDAs, mobile access to office and department computing resources, as well as network monitoring to detect interference and prevent the operation of rogue access points. The network was designed and installed by authorized Aruba integrator Triple C.

"In the past, doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff could only access information from PCs located at nursing stations or their offices," said Rabih Itani, Assistant Director for Operation at the Computing and Networking Services of AUB. "The successful deployment of the Aruba W-Fi network across the main university campus in 2005 made Aruba the obvious choice to deliver wireless LANs for the medical faculty. The new wireless LAN has improved client satisfaction by reducing waiting times, and gives AUBMC the flexibility of adding new services such as Internet access for guests, and PDA support as they are required."

Multiple Aruba Mobility Controllers form the backbone of the wireless LAN, while Aruba access points dispersed throughout the facility provide wireless coverage for doctors and staff. Nurses using computers-on-wheels can roam between patient rooms and retrieve or submit patient related information and records. Additionally, doctors using PDAs can securely connect to available medical resources and databases while roaming throughout the hospital and providing bedside care. Doctors can also use secure connections from their laptops to access office or department computing resources.

Access points deployed throughout the medical center can detect the operation of rogue access points and monitor for interference, while the wireless intrusion protection feature monitors for unauthorized intrusion attempts. Aruba's policy enforcement firewall enforces security policies for all network users.

"Upon its completion in 2005 the Aruba deployment on the AUB campus was the largest wireless LAN network in the Middle East, and won NME Magazine's Innovation Award for the best wireless network implementation in the Middle East," said Khalid Laban, sales director of Aruba Middle East. "When the time came to provide secure mobility services for the medical center, the high service subscription rate and the low total cost of ownership of the campus network made Aruba the vendor of choice. We are very pleased to work with and support the AUB Medical Center and our partner Triple C."

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba securely delivers the enterprise network to users, wherever they work or roam, with user-centric networks that significantly expand the reach of traditional port-centric networks. User-centric networks integrate adaptive WLANs, identity-based security, and application continuity services into a cohesive, high-performance system that can be easily deployed as an overlay on top of existing network infrastructure. Adaptive WLANs deliver high-performance, follow-me connectivity so users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Identity-based security associates access policies with users, not ports, to enable follow-me security that is enforced regardless of access method or location. Application continuity services enable follow-me applications that can be seamlessly accessed across WLAN and cellular networks. The cost, convenience, and security benefits of user-centric networks are fundamentally changing how and where we work. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit

About The American University of Beirut.

The American University of Beirut (AUB) was founded in 1866 as a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, functioning under a charter from the State of New York. AUB has grown from 16 students in a rented house to a major university with over 7,000 students located on a 73-acre campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The University is governed by an autonomous Board of Trustees comprised of international leaders in business, education, diplomacy, engineering, philanthropy, science, and medicine.

About Triple C.

Since its inception in 1994, Triple C has provided turnkey information technology solutions in Lebanon and the Middle East. Triple C uses best-of-class products from reputable international suppliers. Triple C adds value using highly experienced and dedicated technical team to provide professional consultancy and integration services combined with professional support and technical assistance. For more information, visit Triple C at:

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