SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

June 17, 2009 01:00 ET

Carousel Industries and Aruba Networks Team to Provide Converged Communication Networks to Enterprises Nationwide

Adaptive Wireless Products From Aruba Complement Carousel's Avaya, Juniper, and Microsoft Offerings

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, and Carousel Industries, a premier technology solutions provider for enterprise customers nationwide, today announced that they have teamed to provide data, voice, and video applications to customers nationwide. Under the agreement Carousel will resell Aruba's complete line of adaptive wireless LAN, identity-based security, remote networking, and multi-vendor network management solutions. These solutions complement Avaya, Juniper, Microsoft, and other products carried by Carousel, affording it the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of new mobility applications.

"Customers are attracted to Carousel because we offer turn-key solutions, from design engineering through support, and we teamed with Aruba so we could provide best-in-class, secure mobility solutions that scale to almost any size," said Bill Annino, Carousel's Director Converged Solutions. "Our company has achieved elite partner status with the world's top technology companies, and based on our growing pipeline we are well on our way to doing the same with Aruba."

Enterprise users are increasingly mobile and need secure access to business-critical information from anywhere within or outside the office. Aruba's 802.11n Wi-Fi solutions deliver that mobility, enhancing user productivity, resource utilization, and operating efficiency. By displacing overbuilt wired networks with streamlined wireless access, Aruba enables enterprises to rightsize wired infrastructure and lower operating, service, and labor expenses.

These benefits also extend to branch offices and teleworkers. Aruba's remote networking solutions are simple to use, feature enterprise-class security, and can be centrally managed with minimal IT overhead. The AirWave Management Suite provides a single point of control for even the largest networks, and its multi-vendor capability manages devices from Aruba and more than 15 other vendors.

"Carousel is well known for its voice over IP and unified communications expertise, and Aruba's award-winning mobility solutions will open a range of new wireless and remote networking opportunities for them," said Tim Colby, Aruba's Head of Strategic Partnerships. "By extending the enterprise network everywhere users roam, and delivering a common user experience from every location, Aruba and Carousel can together increase the utility of network solutions and the productivity of end users."

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our mobility and network virtualization solutions ensure that the enterprise network moves in lock-step with users:

--  Adaptive 802.11n 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 enterprise
    resources without compromising security;
--  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.

About Carousel Industries

Carousel Industries is the premier technology solutions provider designing, implementing and maintaining powerful converged communication networks for enterprise customers nationwide. Utilizing a single-source approach, Carousel offers a full range of solutions including VoIP, data infrastructure, unified communications, power and cooling, IVR, wireless, security, speech applications and much more. We also provide a complete range of services from design engineering, installation and project management to repair, remote monitoring, support agreements, and financing. To learn more about Carousel Industries, visit www.carouselindustries.com.

© 2009 Aruba Networks, Inc. and Carousel Industries 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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