SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

July 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Aruba Networks Provides Campus-Wide Secure Mobility to the University of San Diego

New Network Provides Ubiquitous Wireless LAN Coverage While Tightly Controlling Security and Network Access

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in secure mobility solutions, today announced that the University of San Diego (USD) is deploying Aruba's wireless LAN and client-to-core security solutions for campus-wide mobile access to the Internet, business and administrative data, teaching materials, and research projects. The network will serve the university's 7,000 students, 700 faculty, and 1,300 staff members.

"Our legacy wireless network was very difficult to manage and didn't deliver the level of security, performance, or coverage we required to provide comprehensive mobile access," said Doug Burke, USD's director of network and systems operations. "Aruba provided a campus-wide, centrally managed mobile network that protects against unauthorized access points, provides user access control, and enables us to have a single point-of-contact for customer service. The network integrated seamlessly with our existing wired networking infrastructure, but also provides a platform for future mobile voice and video applications."

The first phase of the deployment covered residential halls, classrooms, and offices. The next phase will include the campus mall and outdoor areas. Upon completion of the network USD intends to stream video and podcasts, as well as offer wireless support for PDAs and mobile handheld devices.

"Aruba's platform integrates wireless LAN and wireless intrusion protection into a single network, instead of requiring a parallel, overlaid system," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's founder and head of products and partnerships. "This results in a centrally managed system that is less expensive to install, easier to manage, and more secure. Wireless intrusion protection, in combination with role-based access control, gives the university total control over wireless access to the main trusted network."

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba's user-centric architecture provides access to enterprise data, voice and video applications across wired and wireless LAN, WAN, and carrier networks without compromising security or mobility. Follow-me security and access policies are centrally managed and associated with users, not ports, and are enforced regardless of where users roam within or outside of the enterprise. Aruba's solution suite encompasses ArubaOS software running on a range of Mobility Controller hardware platforms, value-added application software modules including an enterprise FMC option, network management software, wired and wireless access points, and valued-added access point software modules including a secure enterprise mesh option for wire-free networking. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Aruba has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com.

Aruba Networks is a registered trademark, and Aruba The Mobile Edge Company and Mobile Edge Architecture are trademarks of Aruba Networks, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders. Portions © 2007 Aruba Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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