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Aruba Instant Helps Enterprise Branch Offices and SMEs Manage Increase in Mobile Devices and Video Traffic

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Aruba adds self-serve guest access, rogue access point detection and high-performance 802.11n access points to virtualized-controller-based wireless architecture</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Monday, November 14, 2011

Aruba Instant Helps Enterprise Branch Offices and SMEs Manage Increase in Mobile Devices and Video Traffic08:00 EST Monday, November 14, 2011 SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced a number of enterprise-grade software and hardware enhancements to the Aruba Instant™ family of products, designed to further optimize the solution for enterprise branch offices and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Aruba Instant now features “self-serve” guest access enabled by Aruba's Amigopod solution. This helps ensure ease of access and security in wireless environments to which employees and guests frequently bring their own mobile devices. Instant now also provides rogue access point detection, a requirement for PCI compliance. Aruba also announced the addition of the 900Mbps IAP-134 and IAP-135 access points, to help businesses cope with the increasing number of devices on their networks and the high-bandwidth voice-and-video traffic they carry. Mimeo.com, a leader in online, on-demand document printing and distribution, operates over 200,000 square feet of digital print capacity, across four facilities. The company has deployed Aruba Instant as the primary means of production network access in two of its manufacturing plants. "The Aruba Instant family of products has allowed us to do what we do best, rapidly utilize new technology to improve the many ways we support employees and customers, at minimal cost," said Mike Baker, Mimeo vice president of managed information services. Aruba Instant features the virtualization of Aruba Mobility Controller capabilities on 802.11n access points (APs), creating an enterprise-grade wireless LAN (WLAN) solution that performs better and is lower in total cost of ownership than many consumer and small office/home office wireless solutions. As many as 16 Aruba Instant APs can be managed as a single group, and multiple Instant network groups are easily centrally managed with Aruba AirWave®. Aruba Instant is easily upgraded to a centralized mobility controller architecture for enterprise-grade scalability. Aruba Instant is easily deployed in minutes with minimal IT support and requires no ongoing service fees, licensing fees or management appliances. The product portfolio consists of five access points starting at US $395. These include the Aruba IAP-92, IAP-93 and IAP-105, as well as the newly added IAP-134 and IAP-135. The IAP-134 and IAP-135 feature 3X3 MIMO and operate at a maximum throughput of 900Mbps. “The Aruba Instant family of products is one of the fastest-ramping product portfolios in our company's history, and the reason for that is clear,” said Ben Gibson, chief marketing officer for Aruba. “With Instant, we've been able to integrate the security, performance, and reliability of enterprise-grade Wi-Fi in a product line designed for businesses that don't have the luxury of a large IT staff.” 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, Africa, 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. Media ContactsAruba NetworksWilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182Director, Corporate Communicationswcraig@arubanetworks.com