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Aruba Networks Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global)

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute</i> </p>

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Aruba Networks Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global)08:00 EDT Wednesday, March 16, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of mobile access network solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders” quadrant of its recently released “Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global)" report.* The report notes, "The expectations of wireless connectivity continue to grow, as workers in remote offices visit the headquarters, and where newer employees look at wired connectivity not only as legacy, but even archaic, technology." It further says, "Momentum continues to grow for a single vendor at the edge of the network capable of providing switches and access points, as well as differentiating network services that will consolidate security and management and provide a better and more-cohesive end-user experience." The Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors based on two criteria, "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision". It includes a summary view of each vendor, as well as an assessment of vendor "strengths" and "cautions". "Aruba believes its placement in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global) is affirmation of our position in the market and the efficacy of our unique, mobility-centric approach to access networking," said Dominic Orr, president and CEO of Aruba. "The next generation of access networks will be driven by the increasingly mobile workforce, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets and the continued virtualization of computing resources. These dynamics are having a profound impact on today's IT departments, and drastically change how we think about network access moving forward. Simply put, the LAN, as we knew it, is dead." Please also see the announcements made by Aruba on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 outlining its Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture and new mobility "on-ramps". Featuring multiple innovations across wireless, wired and cloud-based mobility services, Aruba's MOVE architecture enables the development of a converged wireless and wired network that costs far less to deploy and operate than legacy wired architectures. These announcements are available on the Aruba web site here: MOVE Architecture and Mobile Network Services: http://www.arubanetworks.com/news-releases/aruba-networks-move-architecture-accelerates-the-enterprise/ MOVE "On-Ramps" for Mobility - http://www.arubanetworks.com/news-releases/aruba-networks-announces-the-mobility-centric-enterprise-access-network/ You may download a full copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global) from the Aruba web site here: www.arubanetworks.com/pdf/Gartner-WLAN-MQ-2011.pdf *Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global)" by Michael J. King and Tim Zimmerman, March 3, 2011. About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba is a global leader in distributed enterprise networks. Its award-winning portfolio of campus, branch/teleworker, and mobile solutions simplify operations and secure access to all corporate applications and services - regardless of the user's device, location, or network. This 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. About the Magic Quadrant The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. © 2011 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks' trademarks include Airwave®, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Wireless Networks®, the registered Aruba the Mobile Edge Company logo, Aruba Mobility Management System®,Mobile Edge Architecture®, People Move. Networks Must Follow®, RFProtect®, and Green Island®. All rights reserved.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Aruba Networks, Inc.Wilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182wcraig@arubanetworks.comorBreakaway CommunicationsPatty Oien, +1-415-358-2482poien@breakawaycom.com