SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

April 21, 2008 08:00 ET

New Aruba Teleworker Solution Delivers Secure Network Access to Mobile Workers Even in Remote Locations

Wi-Fi and Cellular Integration Enables Mobile Workforce to Securely Roam Everywhere and Always Stay Connected

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and unified mobility solutions, today announced its new Mobile Remote Access Point (RAP) software that securely delivers the enterprise network to mobile users using a combination of Wi-Fi and wireless broadband connectivity. Targeted at organizations with highly mobile workers, temporary secure access needs, first responder or disaster recovery requirements, or tactical applications in which a WAN is not otherwise available, the Mobile RAP offers a truly instant-on, no set-up connectivity solution.

When loaded into a standard Aruba AP-70 Access Point, the Mobile RAP software delivers follow-me connectivity to mobile users everywhere they roam. Wide area connectivity is provided by a broadband wireless USB modem, including EVDO and HSDPA, or Ethernet, or both for high-availability applications. The client interface is via the access point's wired ports and wireless LAN.

Aruba's follow-me security enforces policies regardless of how or where a user enters the enterprise network, and is ideal for protecting a mobile workforce. The Mobile RAP software provides role-based user access controls, a full stateful firewall, and split-tunnel routing. Corporate policies are enforced by the Mobile RAP's firewall, and if multiple users are present each will be managed consistent with established IT policies.

Mobile RAP fills the gap between inflexible 3G PCMCIA cards with software VPN clients, and expensive, difficult-to-manage branch office VPN routers with EVDO uplinks. The Mobile RAP is simple to use -- just turn it on -- yet provides similar functionality to a branch office VPN router, but with lower IT operating costs.

"Our objective is to securely deliver enterprise voice, video, and data applications to teleworkers and mobile users, and this completely wireless solution is a perfect connectivity tool," said Rajeev Shah, Aruba's Mobile RAP product manager. "The access point is very compact and lightweight, and the broadband modem interface allows it to be used anywhere there is cellular coverage. Once it has been initially configured by the IT staff there are no user adjustments or controls of any kind. The product could not be simpler to use -- turn it on and you're instantly connected to the enterprise over a secure, firewalled link. And unlike VPNs, there are no clients to install or manage. The Mobile RAP is the ultimate user-friendly extension of an enterprise network for mobile users."

The Mobile Remote Access Point software will be shipping early this summer, and will be introduced at Interop Las Vegas, April 29 - May 1, booth 1262, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam. Our unified mobility solutions include Wi-Fi networks, identity-based security, remote access and cellular services, and centralized multi-vendor network management to enable the Follow-Me Enterprise that moves in lock-step with users:

--  Follow-Me Connectivity: Adaptive 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks optimize
    themselves to ensure that users are always within reach of mission-critical
--  Follow-Me Security: Identity-based security assigns access policies to
    users, enforcing those policies whenever and wherever a network is
--  Follow-Me Applications: Remote access solutions and cellular network
    integration ensure uninterrupted access to applications as users move;
--  Follow-Me Management: Multi-vendor network management provides a
    single point of control while managing both legacy and new wireless
    networks from both Aruba and its competitors.

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our unified 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

© 2008 Aruba Networks, Inc. AirWave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Mobility Management System®, Bluescanner, For Wireless That Works®, Mobile Edge Architecture, People Move. Networks Must Follow., RFProtect, The All Wireless Workplace Is Now Open For Business, 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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