SOURCE: AirWave Wireless

June 09, 2008 09:16 ET

AirWave Wireless Announces Investment Protection Program for Trapeze Customers

Trade-Up Program Protects Existing Investment in WLAN Infrastructure and Provides Multi-Vendor Flexibility for the Future

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - AirWave Wireless, a global leader in vendor-neutral wireless network management, today announced a new investment protection program to provide stable, flexible management for Trapeze Wireless customers, including customers of Trapeze's OEM partners Nortel, 3Com and Enterasys. The new program extends preferential pricing to existing Trapeze customers who transition to the AirWave Wireless Management Suite 6, the industry's leading multi-vendor wireless network management software. A finalist for InformationWeek's Best of Interop 2008 network management award, the AirWave 6 software can manage a network of any size and offers a rich set of features not available in proprietary management tools. The AirWave tool is backed by a world-class development and support organization, and the financial strength of Aruba Networks, the parent of AirWave Wireless.

"Experience tells us that when wireless hardware vendors are acquired, or when OEM relationships change, customers may have reason to be concerned about product discontinuations, restrictive support policies, and service interruptions," said Greg Murphy, AirWave's general manager. "Our investment protection program is designed to provide peace of mind under these circumstances by giving customers control over the future of their networks. Whether they continue forward with their current hardware provider or consider an alternate solution, customers can rely on AirWave's best-in-class management tool and the rock-solid backing of our support and development organizations."

AirWave Suite 6 incorporates extensive 802.1n, Help Desk, troubleshooting, and life-cycle management features, including:

--  802.11n Management: Supports new 802.11n products from leading
    hardware providers, enabling the management of next-generation
    infrastructure from the same console used for the legacy wireless LAN;
    
--  Dedicated Help Desk Views and Incident Management: Provides the Level
    One and Level Two Help Desk with automated diagnostics and the detailed
    information required to resolve end-user issues quickly and without
    escalation. Integrates with leading service desk solutions for seamless
    incident tracking and resolution;
    
--  Wired and Wireless LAN Monitoring: Enhanced monitoring of routers,
    switches, authentication servers, and existing management servers to
    facilitate comprehensive network analysis and more accurate diagnostics;
    
--  Enhanced AirWave Master Console: Provides centralized control and
    visibility for wireless networks with tens of thousands of wireless
    devices, whether on a single campus or distributed across the globe;
    
--  Intelligent Capacity Planning: Offers a full set of reports and
    monitoring views to determine where the wireless network is approaching
    capacity so expansion can be managed intelligently and cost-effectively.
    

The investment protection program is available to all existing Trapeze customers. For additional program details, please call +1-650-286-6123 or send an e-mail to sales@airwave.com.

About AirWave Wireless

AirWave is the leading developer of world class multi-vendor management for the next generation network -- where wireless and wired combine to provide the enterprise with greater flexibility, speed, security, and performance. A division of Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), a publicly-traded company listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, AirWave software is used by hundreds of IT organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, retailers, manufacturers, banks, governments, hospitals, MSPs, schools, hotels, Internet service providers, and other institutions. AirWave supports wireless products made by more than 16 vendors including Alcatel, Aruba, Avaya, Cisco, Enterasys, Foundry, Meru, Motorola/Symbol, Nortel, ProCurve, Proxim, Trapeze, and Tropos. To learn more, visit AirWave at http://www.airwave.com.

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.

© 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, and The Mobile Edge Company® are trademarks of Aruba Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information