Positioning Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
Sunnyvale, CA, January 7, 2008 - Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in user-centric networks and secure mobility solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner's “Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure, 2007” report.
“We are very gratified to have reached this prestigious position, capping as it does a year of tremendous technical innovation and market growth by the company,” said Dominic Orr, Aruba’s president and CEO. “In my opinion, being positioned in the Leaders quadrant requires excellence in execution and technical vision, and represents a significant achievement for the company. We designed our user-centric networks to be the most robust, secure, and innovative unified mobility solutions on the market, and we believe this positioning validates both our direction and achievements.”
Aruba’s user-centric networks securely deliver the enterprise network to users by integrating adaptive wireless LANs, identity-based security, and application continuity services into a cohesive, high-performance system. Adaptive wireless LANs deliver follow-me connectivity to roaming users, support standard Wi-Fi clients -such as Apple Macintosh and Intel Centrino - and deliver toll-quality WPA2 encrypted voice and streaming video. Aruba’s identity-based security associates policies with users instead of ports, delivering follow-me security that provides expanded mobility for users without compromising security. Remote access and enterprise fixed mobile convergence solutions deliver follow-me applications to users wherever they roam.
Magic Quadrants depict markets using a two-dimensional matrix that evaluates vendors based on the completeness of their vision and ability to execute. Ability to execute includes factors such as the vendor's product or services, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, market responsiveness and track record. Completeness of vision includes market understanding, market strategy, sales strategy, and offering strategy. According to the report, "A leader will have demonstrated an ability to fulfill a broad variety of customer requirements, provide an end-to-end infrastructure-based solution and have financial viability to continue that support beyond the single installation. Leaders should have demonstrated an ability to shape the market, maintain strong relationships with their channels and customers, and have no obvious gaps within the portfolio."
The Gartner report, "Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure, 2007," was published on 20 December 2007. For a copy of the Gartner report, compliments of Aruba Networks, visit http://www.arubanetworks.com/gartner1.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 2007 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba securely delivers the enterprise network to users, wherever they work or roam, with usercentric networks that significantly expand the reach of traditional port-centric networks. Usercentric networks integrate adaptive WLANs, identity-based security, and application continuity services into a cohesive, high-performance system that can be easily deployed as an overlay on top of existing network infrastructure. Adaptive WLANs deliver high-performance, follow-me connectivity so users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Identity-based security associates access policies with users, not ports, to enable follow-me security that is enforced regardless of access method or location. Application continuity services enable followme applications that can be seamlessly accessed across WLAN and cellular networks. The cost, convenience, and security benefits of user-centric networks are fundamentally changing how and where we work. 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.
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