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Aruba Networks Expands Operations in Brazil with New Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and a New Sales Office in São Paulo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Aruba Networks Expands Operations in Brazil with New Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and a New Sales Office in São Paulo08:00 EDT Monday, October 24, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), is expanding its reach in Brazil with a new headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and a new sales office in São Paulo. Aruba has sold its solutions in Brazil through distributors since 2008. Sales activities in the region will continue to be channel-focused, with Aruba offering local support. Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for mobile enterprise networks. The company's Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless infrastructures into one seamless network access solution – for traveling business professionals, remote workers, corporate headquarters employees and guests. Aruba is the second largest vendor by market share in the global wireless LAN (WLAN) market, according to data from Dell'Oro. The company closed its fiscal year 2010 on July 31, 2011 with $396.6 million in revenues for the year. According to Gartner Research1, Brazil is “positioned as the seventh-largest economy in the world based on nominal GDP. Its GDP is expected at near $2.5 trillion in 2011, according to IHS Global Insight, Gartner's preferred source of macroeconomic information. Brazil's estimated IT spending of nearly $111.4 billion for 2011 is a solid expression of the country's economic growth, which translates into stronger business segments, robust demand for IT by vertical markets (estimated at $60 billion in 2011), and phenomenal expansion of IT consumer markets. The nation today has 214 million mobile subscribers, 40 million installed fixed lines, 76 million Internet users and an estimated 90,000 LAN houses (Internet cafes).” The expansion will enable Aruba to proliferate solutions based on its MOVE architecture throughout the region. The Aruba MOVE architecture is context-aware, taking a user's device, location and application into account when enabling network access. This helps ensure secure connectivity for tablets and smartphones, as well as application performance and network reliability. MOVE enables network rightsizing for mobility, allowing access networks to be built at a fraction of the cost of traditionally overprovisioned and undersubscribed Ethernet-switch based access networks. “Companies in Brazil need wireless infrastructures that are secure, reliable and that enable compliance with corporate policies,” said Alex Frietas, general manager of Aruba Networks Brasil Ltda. “While Aruba has supplied solutions to the Brazilian market for some time, having an established headquarters and sale office will enable an even stronger focus on channel sales to ensure mobility for the region's businesses.” 1Publication Date: 27 July 2011 ID Number: G00214078, Emerging Market Analysis: Brazil, a Growing IT Frontier, Luis AnavitarteAbout 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 www.arubanetworks.com. For news and real-time updates, please visit one of Aruba's community sites. Aruba NetworksWilson Craig,+1-408-516-6182Director, Corporate Communicationswcraig@arubanetworks.com