SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

February 26, 2008 08:00 ET

Aruba Networks and Dräger Medical Enter Technology Solution Provider Agreement for Network and Bandwidth Management

Testing Demonstrated Interoperability Between Dräger Medical's Infinity OneNet Solution and Aruba's Secure Wireless LANs

TELEFORD, PA and SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, and Dräger Medical Inc., an international leader in the field of medical and safety technology, today announced the execution of a technology solution provider agreement for medical network and bandwidth management. Under the agreement the companies are undertaking joint marketing programs, Aruba has issued a Compatible Partner interoperability rating to Dräger Medical's Infinity® OneNet solution, and Dräger Medical has qualified Aruba's Multi-Service Mobility Controllers and access points for use in the OneNet solution using both dedicated and shared wireless networks.

"Infinity OneNet allows vital patient monitoring information to be sent over Wi-Fi networks using Aruba's bandwidth management, QoS, and security features," said Peter Mongroo, Aruba Global Healthcare Marketing. "Aruba's unique traffic management technology ensures that bandwidth will be made available for patient monitoring data, while our Compatible interoperability rating provides assurance to integrators and end users that the Dräger Medical and Aruba products have been tested to work well together."

Traditional application traffic management systems can be very costly and are not always suitable for use with wireless LANs. Aruba's ability to enforce high security standards ensures that only those devices that meet the security requirements can access the Wi-Fi network. Security enforcement at the application and physical layers by Aruba's infrastructure ensures that data collected from patient monitors are completely secure throughout transmission, while built-in QoS capabilities ensure that sensitive real-time data are protected against latency and jitter. Bandwidth management allows hospitals to dynamically allocate bandwidth to individual or groups of high-priority devices, such as Dräger's Infinity Patient Monitors. When patient monitors are not present Aruba automatically frees reserved bandwidth for other uses.

"This agreement reinforces our commitment to standards-based technology that supports clinical efficacy and simplifies the lives of hospital IT managers," said Steve Menet, Director, Enterprise Patient Monitoring and IT of Dräger Medical Inc. "The OneNet solution represents a new way of thinking about patient monitoring networks and Aruba enables the system to operate very efficiently from a price/performance perspective. We are very pleased to be an Aruba technology solution partner, and look forward to working with Aruba to bring new technologies to our customers."

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About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our unified mobility solutions include Wi-Fi networks, identity-based security, remote access and cellular services, and centralized network management to enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Follow-Me Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks ensure that users
    are always within reach of mission-critical information;
--  Follow-Me Security: Identity-based security assigns access policies to
    users, enforcing those policies whenever and wherever a network is
--  Follow-Me Applications: Remote access solutions and cellular network
    integration ensure uninterrupted access to applications as users move.

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our unified 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 See Aruba at HIMSS, booth 3479.

About Dräger

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Dräger products protect, support and save human life. Founded in 1889, in 2006 the Group achieved sales of EUR 1,801.3 million worldwide and an EBIT of EUR 148.2 million. Today, Dräger employs around 10,000 people in more than 70 subsidiaries worldwide and has representation around 190 countries. The Dräger Medical subsidiary offers products, services and integrated system solutions which accompany the patient throughout the care process -- Emergency Care, Perioperative Care, Critical Care or Perinatal Care and Home Mechanical Ventilation. For more information, visit See Dräger at HIMSS, booth 3173.

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