Aruba Networks and Westcon Group Partner to Deliver Secure Mobility Solutions for Converged Data, Vo
TARRYTOWN, NY, and SUNNYVALE, CA, May 21, 2007 - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in secure mobility solutions, and Westcon Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading specialty distributors of networking, security, mobility and convergence, today announced a strategic distribution agreement under which Westcon will market and distribute Aruba’s entire secure mobility and wireless LAN product line throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
By carrying Aruba products, Westcon Group will offer its value-added resellers a suite of secure, next-generation wireless solutions for converged voice, video and data applications, including those that require seamless transitions between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Aruba products that will be marketed and distributed by Westcon include Aruba Mobility Controllers, wireless LAN access points, ArubaOS Mobility Software, and the Aruba Mobility Management System. These products are the building blocks for Aruba’s Mobile Edge Architecture, which extends the enterprise network to reach mobile users, regardless of location.
“By bringing Aruba into our portfolio, we are opening a new dimension of mobile opportunities for our resellers,” commented Anthony Daley, executive vice president, the Americas, Westcon Group. “The flexibility and security of Aruba’s platform, combined with its outstanding voice quality and robust wireless networking, enable us deliver market leading mobility solutions to resellers.”
Aruba’s secure mobility solutions are purpose-built to provide high performance, easily deployed wireless networking, client-to-core security, compatibility with existing LAN and core infrastructure, and a VPN-free means of extending a corporate network to branch offices, virtual offices, and mobile workers.
“This distribution agreement brings together two companies with a shared vision of a mobile world,” said Peter Cellarius, Aruba’s head of business development. “Westcon is known for its voice and security expertise, customer-focus, and networking prowess. They have the expertise, programs, and tools to enable their resellers to identify new opportunities and drive to success. Aruba is known for its secure mobility and high performance wireless LAN solutions. Working together we intend to aggressively pursue the rapidly growing markets throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”
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