SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

September 01, 2009 00:10 ET

The London Business School Delivers Best-in-Class Wireless to Faculty and Students With Wi-Fi From Aruba Networks

Campus-Wide System Was Deployed by Authorized Partner Pervasive Networks

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its adaptive Wi-Fi networks have been deployed by The London Business School. Named the world's leading business school in the Financial Times MBA 2009 report, The London Business School was founded in 1964 and today supports over 1,700 degree students and 8,000 executive education students. Upon final commissioning of its newest 802.11n expansion this summer, the entire North London campus will have 100% wireless coverage. The wireless network was supplied by authorized Aruba partner, Pervasive Networks.

"Incoming students expect wireless connectivity everywhere, and as a result network performance can significantly affect a school's reputation," said James Brookes, Director of IT for The London Business School. "Our students are professionals with deep experience in the corporate world, and we want them to have an enterprise-class wireless service that is at least as good as what they experience at their own companies. Our Aruba Wi-Fi solution does just that -- it exceeds expectations."

Tomo, the Senior Network Engineer at the London Business School, added that "the network is exceptionally reliable, the radios adapt automatically to avoid interference emanating from our many neighbours, and the system adjusts dynamically to the changing user population to ensure everyone always has enough bandwidth. We spend less than half a day a month on wireless operations management, freeing IT to focus on school-related business."

To deliver a best-in-class wireless experience, Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) technology lowers deployment and maintenance costs by automating site surveys and using infrastructure-based controls to optimize the performance of Wi-Fi clients in real-time. Acting on their own, Wi-Fi clients do not always work cooperatively with other clients, or select the optimal band, channel, and access point. These issues are exacerbated in settings with densely packed users such as university classrooms, lecture halls and libraries. ARM uses a variety of techniques to control how Wi-Fi clients interact, thereby ensuring that data, voice, and video applications have sufficient network resources, including airtime, to operate properly.

"Wireless networks have become a competitive differentiator among universities, and London Business School students know they can depend on the wire-like reliability offered by Aruba's always-on wireless," said Bob Vickers, sales director of Aruba UK and Ireland. "802.11n will allow the school to expand its data, voice, and video services without compromising performance, providing a growth path for innovative educational applications in the years ahead."

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 Pervasive Networks

Pervasive Networks is a managed services and solutions provider focusing on the implementation, integration, and management of networked technology to facilitate communication and collaboration at any time, from anywhere. Established in 1998, Pervasive helps customers achieve their business objectives through innovative technology and a focus on the security, agility, availability and mobility of the solutions they provide. Pervasive has successfully managed projects of all sizes, and supports customers' operational requirements through a flexible life-cycle services offering.

© 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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