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Aruba Networks MOVE Architecture Gives Corporate IT Visibility into and Control over the Amazon Kindle Fire

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Aruba Networks delivers enterprise-grade solutions to create mobile access networks that easily and securely facilitate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon</i> </p>

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Aruba Networks MOVE Architecture Gives Corporate IT Visibility into and Control over the Amazon Kindle Fire08:00 EDT Wednesday, October 05, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced that users of networks based on its Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture would be able to detect and apply policies for the recently-announced Amazon Kindle Fire when the $199 tablet is made available in November 2011. “The mobile device market is growing exponentially, with devices at price points and form factors for almost anyone available now, and more coming for the holidays,” said Carolina Milanesi, vice president at Gartner Research. “This creates a whole new set of issues around provisioning and security for corporate IT departments, who are being tasked with deploying technical solutions to keep their workers and networks aligned with corporate usage guidelines.” A recent report from Gartner Research estimates that the sum of unit sales to end users for tablets will grow from 64 million in 2011 to more than 362 million by 2015.1 The new tablet from Amazon builds on the “bring-your-own-device,” or “BYOD,” phenomenon underway in enterprises around the world. Left unchecked, the millions of mobile devices being taken to work by well-meaning casual users can severely impact both the performance and security of corporate networks. The Aruba MOVE architecture enables IT managers to automatically identify new mobile devices such as the Kindle Fire as they connect to the network. IT managers are then able to determine whether these devices are approved on their network and apply the appropriate network access policies to govern their use. “With the launch of the Kindle Fire, we are witnessing the next phase in the explosion of mobile devices entering the market and these devices will inevitably make their way into the enterprise Wi-Fi network,” said Keerti Melkote, CTO and co-founder of Aruba Networks. “The Aruba MOVE architecture ensures that mobile device policies remain aligned with business objectives, regardless of which mobile devices are brought into the workplace.” For further insights regarding the Amazon Kindle Fire and its behavior on wireless networks, see the new post on Aruba's Innovation Island blog: http://www.arubanetworks.com/blogs/next-product-in-the-byod-revolution/. 1Gartner, Inc., Forecast: Mobile Devices by Open Operating System, Worldwide, 2010-2015, 3Q11 Update, C. Milanesi, R. Cozza, September 16, 2011.About Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks 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. © 2011 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks' trademarks include the design mark for AirWave, Aruba Networks®, Aruba Wireless Networks®, the registered Aruba the Mobile Edge Company logo, the registered AirWave logo, Aruba Mobility Management System®, Mobile Edge Architecture®, People Move. Networks Must Follow®, RFProtect®, Green Island®. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Aruba NetworksWilson Craig,+1-408-516-6182Director, Corporate Communicationswcraig@arubanetworks.com