SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

December 02, 2008 01:00 ET

Aruba Networks Wins Mobile Star Awards for WLAN Management, WLAN Network Coverage, and Portable Remote Connectivity Gear

The AirWave Wireless Management Suite, AP-120 802.11n Access Point Family, and Remote Access Point All Earn Gold Medals

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that it has been awarded three Gold Star Mobile Star Awards™ by MobileVillage®, the 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology, as part of the seventh annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. The program honors and promotes the top companies, products, deployments, and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile®, MobileVillage's free email newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers, and top tech journalists.

"Selecting the best value is especially important in today's challenging economic climate," said MobileVillage Editor Gary Thayer. "The Gold Star winners stand out based on both their best-in-class technology and value, and Aruba swept every category in which their products were submitted."

Aruba received Gold Star awards for the following products:

Enterprise Software: WLAN Management category: AirWave Wireless Management Suite. AMP Version 6 software support WLAN products from more than sixteen different vendors, offers a rich set of features including extensive 802.11n, Help Desk, troubleshooting, and life-cycle management.

Network Coverage System Hardware: AP-120 802.11n Access Point Family. The diminutive AP-120 802.11n family of access points offer best-in-class performance, compact size, high security, and low power consumption. To simplify installation and maintenance, Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management technology automatically adapts the 802.11n network to accommodate user behavior, interference, and nearby networks.

Portable Remote Connectivity Gear Hardware: Remote Access Point. Ideally suited for small remote offices, home offices, telecommuters, mobile executives, and business continuity applications, the solution securely delivers the corporate network to remote users without requiring client software to install or manage. Using Ethernet or broadband cellular, the Remote Access Point can be used to network users anywhere -- at home, on the road, or in satellite offices.

This year's Mobile Star Awards winners are posted on-line at http://www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our mobility solutions enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure
    that users are always within reach of mission-critical information;
--  Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
    those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
--  Remote networking solutions and fixed mobile convergence ensure
    uninterrupted access to applications as users move;
--  Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
    while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its
    competitors.
    

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions 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 Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com.

About MobileVillage

Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless productivity in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through its Mobile "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.mobilevillage.com.

© 2008 Aruba Networks, Inc. AirWave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Mobility Management System®, Bluescanner, For Wireless That Works®, Mobile Edge Architecture, People Move. Networks Must Follow., RFProtect, The All Wireless Workplace Is Now Open For Business, Green Island, and The Mobile Edge Company® are trademarks of Aruba Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. MobileVillage®, Go Mobile®, Mobile Star Awards and Mobile Mentors are trademarks of MobileVillage / PDA Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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