SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

November 10, 2009 00:10 ET

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust Wins Prestigous e-Health Insider Award for Aruba Wireless Deployment

UK Hospital Wins Award for "Best Use of Wireless in Healthcare"

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in 802.11n wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that e-Health Insider magazine's "Best Use of Wireless in Healthcare" Award has been awarded to Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (SUHT). The award, sponsored by Cisco Systems, recognizes the role that technology plays in facilitating wireless for healthcare staff.

SUHT first deployed an Aruba wireless LAN in 2006 to deliver high resolution imaging to operating theatres, and has since expanded the network to provide mobile voice and data access across the entire site. Aruba's Remote Access Point (RAP) technology provides the communication infrastructure for SUHT's Wireless Remote Access Program, which extends the hospital's network to the homes and satellite offices of the hospital's medical consultants. The program has fundamentally changed the way in which consultants work, reducing delays in diagnosis and speeding treatment of time-critical illnesses.

"People who deliver healthcare services rarely sit at a desk for long, and they need immediate access to information while on the move," said Jon Hoeksma, editor e-Health Insider. "By extending its secure wireless network to remote sites without losing functionality or compromising security, SUHT has demonstrated how wireless technology can improve patient care and increase staff efficiency. It is for this accomplishment that SUHT stood out among the many contestants we considered, and won the award for the best use of wireless in healthcare."

Aruba's RAP technology delivers the enterprise network to remote locations and mobile users, offering the security of a VPN without the overhead or expense of managing client software. Ideally suited for branch offices, telecommuters, and business continuity applications, RAP uses Ethernet or broadband cellular to network users anywhere.

"This award is the culmination of a wireless program that has steadily expanded since we upgraded to Aruba's wireless LANs three years ago," said Ryan Hewitt, Network Manager at SUHT. "The wireless network on our campus has received very positive response from our care staff and patients. More significantly, the Wireless Remote Access Program is a major success, and contributes to saving lives both at the hospital and at remote care centres all along the south coast and Channel Islands. We're honored that e-Health Insider magazine and their sponsor recognize the value and benefits of SUHT's wireless deployment."

For additional information on Aruba's healthcare solutions, please visit our Web site.

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

--  Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
    users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
    expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
    reduces both capital and operating expenses;
--  Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
    those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
--  Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
    and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
--  Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
    while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its

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 For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter, Facebook, or the Green Island News Blog.

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