SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

July 14, 2008 01:00 ET

Aruba Networks Expands Operations in Italy With New Office in Rome

Growth in Italy Driven by Interest in Unified Mobility and Security Solutions

ROME--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, today announced an expansion of its European operations with a new office in Rome dedicated to developing business throughout Italy. Aruba has been steadily expanding its operations throughout the EMEA region and now fields offices in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates.

"Italian organizations are seeking to enhance mobility, efficiency, and security in their business operations, and Aruba's wireless LAN infrastructure is well positioned to meet those demands," said Santo de Stefano, newly appointed country manager for Aruba Italy. "Working in conjunction with our channel partners, we have already achieved significant public sector and education wins, and now look to extend that success into the general Italian enterprise market."

Aruba's unified mobility solutions securely deliver wireless access to users by integrating adaptive wireless LANs, identity-based security, remote access, and vendor-neutral network management into a cohesive, high-performance system. Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology automates common network set-up and maintenance tasks, and continuously optimizes network performance to support data, toll-quality voice, and streaming video applications. Aruba's Remote Access Point technology is a perfect solution for securely networking remote sites and traveling executives, and does away with the client management and administrative burdens typical of VPNs.

Aruba's products are sold in Italy through a two-tier channel structure, with ICOS providing value-added distribution services to authorized partners in Italy. "The Italian market presents Aruba with fresh growth opportunities for unified mobility solutions, and our successes to date in this region dictated a dedicated office to properly serve local customers," said Duncan Fisken, Aruba's vice president of EMEA operations. "Our new Rome office will enable us to stay abreast of regional requirements, deepen existing customer relationships, and expose a much broader audience to the benefits of Aruba's mobility solutions."

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 multi-vendor network management to enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Follow-Me Connectivity: Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks optimize
    themselves to ensure that users are always within reach of mission-critical
--  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;
--  Follow-Me Management: Multi-vendor network management provides a
    single point of control while managing both legacy and new wireless
    networks from both Aruba and its competitors.

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

© 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.

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