November 08, 2007 at 08:00 AM EST
Aruba and Avnet Technology Solutions Open the All-Wireless Workplace for Business
Avnet Technology Solutions Highlights Aruba's New 802.11n Solution at Chicago Seminar

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, in conjunction with its distribution partner Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and a distributor focused on enterprise computer products, embedded subsystems, software and services, today announced that they will present a new unified mobility solution that makes it practical to deploy a highly secure, completely all-wireless workplace at a seminar on November 15 in Chicago. During the seminar, The All-Wireless Workplace: Now Open For Business, the companies will explain how Aruba's new 802.11n networks and 80Gbps Mobility Controller -- used in conjunction with complementary server, storage, and networking products distributed by Avnet Technology Solutions -- make it practical to deploy highly secure, all-wireless workplace solutions. Additional seminars will be held in cities around the United States.

"We designed our 802.11n solution to leverage existing switches, routers, power-over-Ethernet, and related network infrastructure to ease the transition away from wired networks to more scalable, easily modified, and highly secure all-wireless network," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and head of products and partnerships. "Our 802.11n wireless solutions were designed specifically for today's mobile workforce, port-based networks were not. For this reason our 802.11n networks can fundamentally change the dynamics of the market, offering higher security, more flexible deployment options, and better performance than typical 100BaseT wired networks."

Avnet Technology Solutions is known for helping its channel partners deliver the industry expertise needed to drive sales of complete enterprise solutions that include server, storage and networking technologies. Avnet works with premier technology suppliers to deliver innovative solutions for independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers and value-added resellers.

"This seminar offers a unique platform for presenting a market-changing technology," said Jack Morris, vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Technology & Market Solutions group. "An all-wireless 802.11n network expands the opportunities for our channel partners, both with respect to marketing to their existing installed base and for new high-growth markets for which an all-wireless solution is the most cost-effective option. Aruba's new 802.11n products complement our line of branded server and storage technologies, and we look forward to helping our partners drive sales into the enterprise, healthcare, and government markets."

To register for the Chicago event, please visit: http://wl.peer360.com/b/xnD3pD5ZVCn88kfMsNSl/main.asp?hl=109518070.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) representing US$6 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Visit www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and technology services and solutions with more than 300 locations serving 70 countries worldwide. The company markets, distributes and optimizes the supply-chain and provides design-chain services for the products of the world's leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Avnet brings a breadth and depth of capabilities, such as maximizing inventory efficiency, managing logistics, assembling products and providing engineering design assistance for its 100,000 customers, accelerating their growth through cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

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