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Aruba Networks Named to CRN's 2011 5-Star Partner Programs Guide

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Annual guide and 5-Star designation identifies the IT channel's most vendor partner programs</i> </p>

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aruba Networks Named to CRN's 2011 5-Star Partner Programs Guide08:00 EDT Thursday, March 31, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) has been named to CRN's 2011 Partner Programs Guide and was also awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. CRN's Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner ratings serve as the definitive list of vendors who have robust partner programs or products that service solution providers offer directly to the IT channel. The annual list recognizes the vendors who offer solution providers the best possible partnering elements for channel success. The Aruba PartnerEdge program was launched in September 2007 and counts more than 400 value-added resellers (VARs) in its ranks. More than 1,000 partner engineers have received Aruba technical certifications. Aruba provides online sales training and comprehensive technical training at no cost to qualified partners. “The companies listed on the 2011 Partner Programs Guide represent the best channel programs in the market today. Of those, only a few get our five-star award, based on their commitment to the channel, breadth of program offerings and services offered to their partners. Each of these organizations understands that technology alone does not make for a successful channel program. By focusing on delivering a comprehensive partner program, vendors and solution providers can work together to drive business opportunities and revenue,” said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for Everything Channel's CRN. “We are extremely pleased to have been listed as a 5-star Partner Program this year,” said Robert Bruce, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales for Aruba. “Aruba's channel sales program and partner ecosystem are absolutely critical to our continued growth and enabling the global mobile workforce. We would like to thank each of those partners for making this program successful.” About Everything Channel Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl. About United Business Media Limited UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com. About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) 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. 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. Everything ChannelScott Regan, 508.416.1186Senior Marketing Managerscott.regan@ec.ubm.comorAruba Networks, Inc.Wilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182wcraig@arubanetworks.comorBreakaway CommunicationsPatty Oien, +1-415-358-2482poien@breakawaycom.com