SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

June 04, 2009 01:00 ET

New AirWave Wireless Management Suite 6.3 Features Enhanced Graphical Configuration and Rogue Classification Capabilities

Complements Existing Features Such as Simplified Help Desk Troubleshooting and Smart Phone Monitoring via iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Other Web-Enabled Mobiles

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced the release of AirWave Wireless Management Suite 6.3. The new management suite features full graphical configuration of Aruba Mobility Controllers, including master-local networks and networks of standalone controllers, as well as initial provisioning of Aruba access points. The suite also features rule-based rogue classification through which users can define the criteria under which the system differentiates between rogues and non-rogues. This new feature allows SSID, signal strength, manufacturer, IP address, LAN-side detection and other criteria to be considered as part of the classification decision.

"This new software release completes the integration of Aruba-specific configuration features into the AirWave platform, a process started when Aruba acquired AirWave Wireless last year," said Bryan Wargo, general manager of Aruba's AirWave division. "The new rogue detection capability enhances technology that we acquired from Network Chemistry, and raises the security of any wireless LAN with which it is used regardless of the original vendor -- Cisco, Motorola, ProCurve, etc. As the industry's leading supplier of multi-vendor network management systems we are committed to expanding the already rich feature set of the AirWave platform, and Suite 6.3 is another major step forward in this on-going process."

AirWave Suite 6.3 includes key features that are essential for every wireless network, yet are generally lacking in proprietary management solutions:

--  Network monitoring via iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, or other
    Web-enabled mobile platforms to speed problem detection, diagnostics, and
--  Real-time trending, traffic, usage, capacity, location, and status
    updates with just one or two mouse clicks, including the ability to rewind
    and replay data such as device location history;
--  Support for multiple generations of technology, wireless standards,
    and vendors through a single console interface;
--  Comprehensive reporting including assistance with PCI audits; and
--  Extensive Help Desk features and interfaces to trouble ticket
    solutions such as BMC Remedy.

AirWave Suite 6.3 is shipping now and is available at no charge to AirWave customers with a current support contract. Additional information about the reporting, search, smart phone-friendly portal, and alert management can be found on Aruba's Web site at

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our mobility solutions enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n 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
    applications as users move;
--  Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control
    while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its

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 For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter at

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