SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

March 04, 2009 01:00 ET

Aruba Networks' AirWave Wireless Management Suite Wins Network World's "Best of the Tests" Award

Multi-Vendor Wireless Management Suite Received Top Score in Wireless Management Category

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that it has won Network World's "Best of the Tests" award for its AirWave Wireless Management Suite. The 2009 Best of the Tests Awards were bestowed by Network World upon a select few products in enterprise networking categories that registered the top performance spots in its hands-on testing program during 2008 -- the best of the best. In all, Network World tested and reported on hundreds of enterprise products in that time frame, selecting a total of just 13 winners. Aruba received its award in the Wireless Management category.

The latest AirWave Wireless Management Suite offers many key new features that are unavailable in proprietary management solutions:

--  Management efficiency through improved diagnostics, advanced
    troubleshooting, and reporting;
--  Visibility into the wireless network that enables the Help Desk to
    resolve problems remotely and efficiently;
--  Streamlined performance of routine management tasks such as updating
    controller configurations and software versions; and
--  Support for multiple generations of technology, wireless standards,
    and vendors through a single console interface.
    

"It is gratifying to have Network World validate that the AirWave suite is the best-in-class management solution for both single and multi-vendor wireless networks, and we're very pleased to receive this award," said Bryan Wargo, general manager of Aruba's network management division. "Especially in these economic times, customers value the cost savings that come from better leveraging existing IT staff, managing multiple systems from a single console, and extending the life of legacy Wi-Fi networks even as they upgrade to new technologies such as Aruba's 802.11n solution."

Network World is the premier source of objective, authoritative reviews in the Network IT market, producing articles featuring both single-product and comparative product tests on a weekly basis. The publication taps into its 10-member Network World Lab Alliance, a group of highly qualified industry experts, network integrators and universities, to set methodology, conduct testing and produce the articles. Year-long testing culminates with the Best of the Tests Awards. These products are profiled in our annual Best Products package in February. The Best Products issue is highlighted in a special section on Network World's Web site at http://www.networkworld.com.

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 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 Network World

Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions -- Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives. Network World, an IDG company, publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (www.networkworld.com, www.javaworld.com, and www.demo.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide including IT Roadmap and DEMO.

© 2009 Aruba Networks, Inc. AirWave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Mobility Management System®, Bluescanner, For Wireless That Works®, Mobile Edge Architecture, People Move. Networks Must Follow., RFProtect, Green Island, and The Mobile Edge Company® are trademarks of Aruba Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.

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