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Aruba Networks, Inc.

September 02, 2009 00:47 ET

Aruba's Enterprise Wireless LAN Market Share Soars in New Dell'Oro Report

Revenue, Unit Shipments, and 802.11n Gains Are Significant and Further Tighten Aruba's Grip as Second Overall in Market Share

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its total enterprise unit shipments grew more than 35% from 1 Q 2009 to 2 Q 2009, according to market research firm Dell'Oro Group's just-released "Second Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report." Aruba's revenue market share for dependent enterprise access point and controller sales, both direct and OEM, rose from 12.8% in the first quarter to more than 16% in the second quarter. Over the same period, Aruba's 802.11n revenue market share rose from 17.2% to nearly 21%. These results solidify Aruba's second place market share standing, and further distance it from lower ranked competitors.

"Customers focus on value in a down economy, and Aruba is the value leader in this market," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and CTO. "Our growth comes in part from customers who are tired of overpaying for needless wired infrastructure and are drawn to Aruba's network rightsizing message. Our financial strength and focus on standards and interoperability is also helping us take share from struggling niche players. The net result is that our market share is rising, and we're adding new customers at a record rate -- over 600 for Aruba's last fiscal quarter alone."

The Dell'Oro report notes that the 802.11n enterprise dependent access point market grew roughly 53% from 1 Q 2009 to 2 Q 2009. "The transition from 802.11abg to 802.11n is clearly gaining speed, driven by customers' desire to use wireless wherever possible, Ethernet only where necessary," continued Melkote. "That migration plays to our technical strengths because Aruba's 802.11n solutions deliver wire-like performance and lower life-cycle costs."

Aruba's standards-based, adaptive 802.11n wireless LANs optimize Wi-Fi performance in real-time by virtue of its centralized architecture and Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology. ARM uses infrastructure-based controls to manage how Wi-Fi clients interact, ensuring that data, voice, and video applications have sufficient network resources to operate properly. An Aruba technical brief, "802.11n Client Throughput Performance," describing client field test results can be downloaded from Aruba's Web site. A white paper, titled "ARM Yourself to Increase Enterprise WLAN Data Capacity," is available outlining the technical features of ARM.

The new Dell'Oro report, titled "Second Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report," is available for purchase from Dell'Oro at www.delloro.com.

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

--  Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that
    users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing
    expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi
    reduces both capital and operating expenses;
--  Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing
    those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
--  Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters,
    and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to
    applications;
--  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. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ArubaNetworks.

© 2009 Aruba Networks, Inc. AirWave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Mobility Management System®, Bluescanner, For Wireless That Works®, Mobile Edge Architecture, People Move. Networks Must Follow., The All-Wireless Workplace Is Now Open For Business, RFprotect, Green Island, 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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