SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

September 08, 2009 00:10 ET

German-Jordanian University Launches Aruba Academy at the School of Informatics and Computing

Career Development Program Helps Students Develop Skills Required for Today's Workplace

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that the German-Jordanian University (GJU) in Amman, Jordan has become the first Aruba Academy Partner in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Aruba Academy is a career development program that leverages collaboration between Aruba, academic institutions, and government organisations to help students develop the technology skills required for today's workplace. Participating institutions integrate Aruba's cutting-edge technology and training curriculum into educational courses that give students access to first-class professional development opportunities.

"Students who graduate from university with an in-depth understanding of mobility solutions and how they can be applied will have a competitive advantage in today's job market," said Professor Labib Khadra, President of the German-Jordanian University. "The Aruba Academy allows us to prepare students for the job market by offering cutting-edge information and communication technology-related educational programs. By the time they graduate our students will have both a breadth of knowledge across a wide range of subjects, and a depth of practical technical expertise second to none in the region."

Modeled on German universities of applied sciences, GJU was founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree of His Majesty King Abdullah in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany. Currently, GJU has approximately 1,500 local and international students at its temporary campus in Amman. GJU will soon move to a permanent campus in Madaba that will accommodate 5,000 students.

"The Aruba Academy was created to train university students on the technical underpinnings of mobile connectivity, a fast growing market in virtually every corner of the globe," said Ammar Enaya, regional director of Aruba Middle East and North Africa. "Familiarity with this incredibly powerful tool will make students more attractive to employers, and well positioned to move into management positions in the increasingly important mobility industry. We are delighted to welcome the German-Jordanian University as our first Aruba Academy in Jordan, and look forward to a long and close relationship with the university."

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.

About German-Jordanian University

The German-Jordanian University (GJU) was founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree, and focuses on the practical application and transfer of knowledge. By taking advantage of best practices in education in both Jordan and Germany, the University has positioned itself as a leader in its field. The School of Informatics and Computing, one of the primary faculties of the University, offers a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Communications. More information is available at http://www.gju.edu.jo.

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