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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.”

“Aruba and Westcon are both known for their strong customer relationships and technical expertise. This collaboration will provide even more opportunities to the reseller community as it looks to tackle next-generation business challenges in mobility and convergence,” said Brent McLeod, director of sales for Adaptive Communications, LLC., a Portsmouth, NH-based provider of information security consulting services and technologies.

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About Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks provides an enterprise mobility solution that enables secure access to data, voice and video applications across wireless and wireline enterprise networks. The Aruba Mobile Edge Architecture allows end-users to roam to different locations within an enterprise campus or office building, as well as to remote locations such as branch and home offices, while maintaining secure and consistent access to all of their network resources. Using the Aruba Mobile Edge Architecture, IT departments can manage user-based network access and enforce application delivery policies from a single integrated point of control in a consistent manner. Aruba’s user-centric enterprise mobility solution integrates the ArubaOS operating system, optional value-added software modules, a centralized mobility management system, high-performance programmable mobility controllers, and wired and wireless access points. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Aruba has operations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and employs staff around the world. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com.

About Westcon Group
Westcon Group, Inc. is one of the world’s leading specialty distributors in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Nortel and Avaya, Inc. Through its Westcon, Comstor and Voda One divisions, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity. For more information, visit www.westcongroup.com.

Contacts: 
Michael Tennefoss  
Aruba Networks, Inc.
408-754-8034  
mtennefoss@arubanetworks.com   

Jeffrey Touzeau    
Westcon Group, Inc.   
(914) 829-7388   
jtouzeau@westcongroup.com

Jay Nichols 
Sterling Communications, Inc.
415-392-2300
jnichols@sterlingpr.com

Contact

Jeff Touzeau

Director, Corp Comm

914 829 7388

jtouzeau@westcon.com