SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks, Inc.

June 10, 2009 01:00 ET

Spain's Universidad de Valladolid Manages Multi-Vendor, Multi-Campus Wi-Fi Network With Aruba's Airwave Wireless Management Suite

Management of Existing Wi-Fi Network and New Aruba 802.11n Infrastructure Delivered by Aruba Partner Ambar Telecomunicaciones

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that the Universidad de Valladolid has upgraded the Wi-Fi network at its campuses in Valladolid, Palencia, Soria, and Segovia with Aruba's 802.11n solution and AirWave Wireless Management Suite. Founded in 1293, Universidad de Valladolid encompasses 45 buildings and supports 25,000 students, 3,000 teaching staff, and 900 administration staff. The AirWave suite manages over 600 access points, including new Aruba 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n access points, as well as legacy Trapeze devices. The multi-vendor network is managed from a single console, and offers advanced reporting, Help Desk, and rogue detection features. Aruba partner Ambar Telecomunicaciones provided consultancy and integration services.

"The university was an early adopter of wireless networking, but as the system expanded the legacy network could not easily scale to address our throughput, security, and management needs," said Fernando Martin Pelayo, subdirector of networking at the Universidad de Valladolid. "We needed a more capable Wi-Fi network and a replacement for the proprietary management tool that we had been using. The AirWave suite manages our existing Trapeze 802.11a/b/g network, and of course our new high performance Aruba network, all from a common console. The multi-vendor capability saves us training time and the expense of buying and maintaining independent management tools. Best of all, it's easy to use."

The AirWave suite is a powerful tool that allows users to easily and cost-effectively manage multi-vendor wireless networks. The suite preserves capital investments by bringing the benefits of upgraded diagnostics, advanced troubleshooting, and reporting to legacy wireless equipment. At the same time, the AirWave suite provides a path to newer, state-of-the-art wireless solutions, such as Aruba's high performance 802.11n network, by managing both legacy and new equipment from a common console.

"The WLAN is an essential part of the university infrastructure -- it's expected and appreciated by our users," continued Pelayo. "We chose Aruba as our partner going forward because of their exceptionally high-speed 802.11n solution and their Remote Access Points for reaching our off-campus locations. 802.11n is a rapidly growing part of our network, and we expect to see it comprise the majority of clients in the near future."

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. By controlling how Wi-Fi clients interact, ARM helps ensure that 802.11n data, voice, and video applications have sufficient network resources, including airtime, to operate properly.

"The Universidad de Valladolid demonstrates that institutions with 802.11a/b/g wireless networks have an economical means to support their legacy equipment even as they migrate to 802.11n," said Jose Tormo, Aruba's Iberia sales director. "A 'rip-and-replace' strategy for network upgrading is no longer necessary because Aruba allows universities to upgrade on a schedule and budget that works best for them. We keep it simple: one tool with one common management interface for as many devices and vendors as you like."

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
    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 Ambar Telecomunicaciones

Ambar Telecomunicaciones is a systems integrator of converged voice, video, data and security solutions. Founded in 1994 and with 2007 revenues of EUR 10million, Ambar has a nationwide network of technical service centres as well as operation centres in A Coruña, Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Madrid, Málaga, Oviedo, Santander and Valladolid. Ambar leverages its skilled technical personnel and close partnerships with leading technology vendors to deliver innovative engineering projects, consulting services, technical support, and maintenance services.

About Universidad de Valladolid

The University of Valladolid, whose founding dates back to the 13th century, has been the inspiration for numerous other prestigious universities in Spain. The institution's four campuses -- Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria -- offer over 100 degreed courses. The distinguished research centers, wide range of cultural and sports activities, and rich architectural and archival heritage provide a unique academic environment.

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