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Aruba Networks provides campus-wide secure mobility to the University of San Diego

New Network Provides Ubiquitous Wireless LAN Coverage While Tightly Controlling Security and Network Access
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 11, 2007 – Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in secure mobility solutions, today announced that the University of San Diego (USD) is deploying Aruba’s wireless LAN and client-to-core security solutions for campus-wide mobile access to the Internet, business and administrative data, teaching materials, and research projects. The network will serve the university’s 7,000 students, 700 faculty, and 1,300 staff members.
“Our legacy wireless network was very difficult to manage and didn’t deliver the level of security, performance, or coverage we required to provide comprehensive mobile access,” said Doug Burke, USD’s director of network and systems operations. “Aruba provided a campus-wide, centrally-managed mobile network that protects against unauthorized access points, provides user access control, and enables us to have a single point-of-contact for customer service. The network integrated seamlessly with our existing wired networking infrastructure, but also provides a platform for future mobile voice and video applications.”
The first phase of the deployment covered residential halls, classrooms, and offices. The next phase will include the campus mall and outdoor areas. Upon completion of the network USD intends to stream video and podcasts, as well as offer wireless support for PDAs and mobile handheld devices.
“Aruba’s platform integrates wireless LAN and wireless intrusion protection into a single network, instead of requiring a parallel, overlaid system,” said Keerti Melkote, Aruba’s founder and head of products and partnerships. “This results in a centrally managed system that is less expensive to install, easier to manage, and more secure. Wireless intrusion protection, in combination with role-based access control, gives the university total control over wireless access to the main trusted network.”

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