Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, in conjunction with its distribution partner Catalyst Telecom, a division of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), and a leading international distributor of converged communication solutions for the enterprise, today announced that on November 12, at IMPACT NOW Orlando, they will present a new unified mobility solution that makes it practical to deploy a highly secure, completely all-wireless workplace for converged data, voice, and video applications. In a presentation titled The All-Wireless Workplace Is Now Open For Business the companies will explain how Aruba's new 802.11n networks and 80Gbps Multi-Service Mobility Controller, used in conjunction with complementary voice products distributed by Catalyst Telecom, enables users to experience the speed of a wired network and the convenience and cost-savings of an all-wireless network.
"By offering higher security, more flexible deployment options, and better performance than typical wired Ethernet networks, we see 802.11n as a viable replacement for wired infrastructure," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and head of products and partnerships. "Aruba's 802.11n networks for the first time enable customers to use high-performance, secure wireless networks in lieu of port-based wired networks. We designed our 802.11n solution to work with existing switches, routers, and power-over-Ethernet devices so that customers can leverage existing infrastructure with no core, and minimal edge, upgrades. This simplifies the migration path away from wired networks to a secure, flexible, and scalable all-wireless network designed for today's mobile workforce."
Catalyst Telecom partners with the industry's leading manufacturers to provide a single source for innovative, cutting-edge products. Through a convergence "power play" of telephony, voice, switching, routing, handset, and now secure mobility suppliers, Catalyst Telecom enables its resellers to leverage existing data infrastructure and deploy mission-critical applications like voice and video.
"Aruba's innovative 802.11n solutions are a perfect complement to Avaya solutions and other products we carry, and we will use the new seminar series to extol the virtues of this powerful solution set," said Buck Baker, senior vice president of merchandising, Catalyst Telecom. "Our objective is to make these new products available to solution providers who can combine them with our other best-in-class products to provide added-value to end-users."
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to Aruba's market positioning, expected future benefits of its 802.11n products and expectations regarding its strategic distribution partners. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Aruba's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; the adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with our distribution partners; shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services; and our ability to successfully market and transition customers to next generation products as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Aruba's Annual Report on Form 10-K dated October 12, 2007, which is on file with the SEC and is available on Aruba's investor relations website at www.arubanetworks.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products. The Company markets specialty technologies through four sales units: ScanSource [automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products]; Catalyst Telecom (Avaya communications products); ScanSource Communications (video conferencing, telephony and communications products); and ScanSource Security Distribution (electronic security products). ScanSource serves the North America marketplace and has an international segment, which sells AIDC and POS products, in Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the company ranks #956 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit www.scansourceinc.com.
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba securely delivers the enterprise network to users, wherever they work or roam, with user-centric networks that significantly expand the reach of traditional port-centric networks. User-centric networks integrate adaptive WLANs, identity-based security, and application continuity services into a cohesive, high-performance system that can be easily deployed as an overlay on top of existing network infrastructure. Adaptive WLANs deliver high-performance, follow-me connectivity so users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Identity-based security associates access policies with users, not ports, to enable follow-me security that is enforced regardless of access method or location. Application continuity services enable follow-me applications that can be seamlessly accessed across WLAN and cellular networks. The cost, convenience, and security benefits of user-centric networks 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 http://www.arubanetworks.com.
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