June 19, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
Aruba Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in First Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced that, in the inaugural version of Gartner Inc.’s new “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure” report, Aruba has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant.

This marks the first time that Gartner has combined wireless and wired access infrastructure in one report. As the report notes, “Connectivity at the edge of an enterprise network is more than just a wired or wireless LAN infrastructure. Enterprises must choose infrastructure vendors that support network services, including security and management, and can integrate wired and wireless networking products.”

In the new Magic Quadrant report, Gartner continues as it has previously, to evaluate vendors based on two criteria: completeness of vision and ability to execute. It includes a summary view of each vendor, as well as an assessment of vendor strengths and weaknesses.

“We believe Aruba’s position in the Leaders quadrant of the new Gartner report demonstrates our successful development and execution of a unified access solution and strategy,” said Ben Gibson, Chief Marketing Officer, Aruba Networks. “We’ve seen significant customer traction for our Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture, introduced just last year to deliver cost-effective, converged wired and wireless access, and our ClearPass solution, announced in February, to securely provision mobile devices on any enterprise network has already been met with a similar reception. We’re pleased that Gartner has acknowledged this vision, innovation, execution and customer success.”

For more information, read the latest Aruba Networks blog here. (http://www.arubanetworks.com/blogs/aruba-networks-leader-in-the-gartner-wired-and-wireless-mq/)

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About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs.

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 and Facebook.

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Contacts:

Aruba Networks, Inc.
Dayle Hall, +1-408-754-8059
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
dhall@arubanetworks.com
or
LSH Communications for Aruba Networks
Lori Hultin, +1-818-879-4651
Principal
lhultin@arubanetworks.com
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