SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

December 03, 2007 08:00 ET

Aruba Networks' North American PartnerEdge Program Welcomes 100th Channel Partner

Fast Growing Program Rewards Partners That Deliver Value and Volume

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its PartnerEdge Program signed on its 100th participating channel partner. Launched in September of this year, the innovative partner program offers comprehensive training, sales and marketing resources, and cash rewards. Teaming with Aruba enables partners to generate new business opportunities, achieve compelling margins, and offer highly differentiated, best-in-class solutions backed by a balanced distribution program.

"Working in conjunction with our value-added distributors -- Avnet, Catalyst, and Westcon -- our program is tailored to highly motivated partners that want to stimulate sales growth by teaming with a global leader in secure mobility solutions," said Julia McConaughy, Aruba's Director of Global Channel Marketing. "We believe in actively engaging partners and rewarding success. The fast growth of our program is a testament to its success, and we look forward to welcoming new partners that share our vision and are driven to succeed."

The PartnerEdge Program consists of three levels of partnership: silver, gold, and platinum. Each level requires successively deeper training, the commitment of additional sales and support resources, and achievement of higher sales targets.

"This program has legs and it delivers results," said Paul Black, President of Comm Solutions, a Malvern, Pennsylvania-based network integrator and platinum Aruba partner. "Aruba has got it right -- they provide meaningful incentives, mature program management, and a continuing rollout of innovative products and programs. By partnering with Aruba, Comm Solutions has successfully grown our wireless practice and overall business, to the benefit of both our clients and our bottom line."

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 wireless LANs, 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 wireless LANs 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 wireless LANs 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

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