Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, in conjunction with its distribution partner Westcon Group, Inc., one of the world's leading specialty distributors of networking, security, mobility and convergence, today announced a North American 802.11n-focused seminar series -- The All-Wireless Workplace: Now Open For Business. The launch seminar will be held on December 18 at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City, where Westcon will describe how Aruba's new 802.11n solutions, used in conjunction with complementary security and convergence products distributed by Westcon Group, make it practical to deploy highly secure, all-wireless workplace solutions.
"Aruba's 802.11n networks have the potential to completely change market dynamics by enabling customers to use high performance, secure wireless networks in lieu of port-based wired networks," said Keerti Melkote, Aruba's co-founder and head of products and partnerships. "By offering higher security, more flexible deployment options, and better performance than 100BaseT wired networks, we see 802.11n as the first wireless technology to be a viable replacement for wired infrastructure. We designed our 802.11n solution to leverage existing switches, routers, and power-over-Ethernet devices, allowing customers to use the infrastructure they already have in place -- with no core upgrades -- as they migrate away from wired networks to a more manageable, highly secure all-wireless network that is tailor-made for today's mobile workforce."
Westcon Group offers its value-added resellers a suite of secure, next-generation wireless solutions for converged voice, video and data applications, including those that require seamless transitions between Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
"Organizations that want to rely on wireless as their primary form of connectivity will only do so if the solution is robust, highly secure, and field proven," said Anthony Daley, executive vice president, the Americas, Westcon Group. "Aruba's platform has been proven scalable, flexible, and highly secure in some of the world's largest wireless LAN deployments. Combining these attributes with the high speed of the new 802.11n solution and the best-of-class converged products we distribute will enable us to open a new dimension of opportunities in the secure mobility market for our resellers."
About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is one of the world's leading specialty distributors in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One divisions, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.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.
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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