SOURCE: Aruba Networks, Inc.

November 11, 2008 01:00 ET

Tamalpais Union High School District Deploys Aruba Networks' Wi-Fi Solutions in Every Classroom Across All of Its Campuses

District Sold on Management User Interface and Myriad Options for Access Control and Authentication

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that the Tamalpais Union High School District in Marin County, California, has deployed Aruba's Wi-Fi networks across all of the district's campuses. The district wanted to provide ubiquitous and secure wireless to merge technology into the day-to-day classroom experience and eliminate stand-alone computer labs. Following a request for proposal, Aruba was selected for the project based on its competitive pricing, integrated security, and easy-to-use network management.

"Offering wireless access in every classroom affords teachers with the opportunity to use laptops and wireless devices in novel ways," said Joel Hames, the Tamalpais Union High School District's Senior Director of Information Technology. "To accomplish this we needed to provide ubiquitous wireless access with integrated security to preserve network integrity and privacy. Our previous wireless efforts were ad-hoc, at best, with staff members bringing wireless access points as needed to solve specific access issues. We selected Aruba because the platform offered a comprehensive suite of tools for managing and maintaining our wireless network. The management user interface, myriad options for access control and authentication, and the fantastic references all convinced us that Aruba's solution was far superior to the others we were considering."

The district's installation included three MMC-6000 Multi-Service Mobility Controllers, 175 access points, and the AirWave Management Platform. All classrooms and common areas have Wi-Fi access. Aruba's security system identified and eliminated dozens of rogue access points, while the AirWave system centrally manages and monitors both the secure internal network and the guest network for use by non-District users.

Aruba's mobility solutions securely deliver networks to users by integrating adaptive wireless LANs, identity-based security, voice over Wi-Fi solutions, and multi-vendor network management into a cohesive, high-performance system. By automatically adjusting the Wi-Fi network to accommodate user behavior, interference, and nearby networks, Aruba simplifies wireless LAN set-up and operation.

"Many school districts are deploying mobile computer carts and handheld devices together with interactive learning applications for anytime/anywhere learning," said Robert Fenstermacher, Aruba's head of education marketing. "Making the most of these mobile teaching resources requires pervasive and reliable wireless access. School systems, like the Tamalpais Union High School District, increasingly turn to Aruba for wireless solutions because our networks offer both the best value and best-in-class performance."

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 and fixed mobile convergence 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

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