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Three Aruba Networks Channel Leaders Named in the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel List

Monday, June 2, 2014 6:36 am PDT

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.

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ARUN
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"With a keen focus on delivering outstanding partner enablement and support, Julia, Donna and Tamela have each played an integral role in building Aruba’s channel program into a world-class organization with an unwavering commitment to partner success"

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) today announced that three of its channel leaders Julia McConaughy, Donna Lowe and Tamela Gates May have been named 2014 CRN Women of the Channel. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole. Additionally, McConaughy has been recognized as one of this year’s CRN Power 100, a list that spotlights those elite female executives at vendor and distributor organizations whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success. This is the second consecutive year that McConaughy has received this honor.

Aruba’s three channel leaders were selected for the CRN Women of the Channel list based on the outstanding contributions they’ve made to the Aruba channel program over the last year. McConaughy, who brings 19 years of channel experience to her role as Director, Channel Operations for Aruba, has updated Aruba’s PartnerEdge program to offer greater benefits including more competitive pricing, additional complimentary training, and lower cost demo equipment, for those partners who have developed the expertise to deliver advanced mobility solutions. She has also expanded services for Aruba’s partners by introducing a new partner portal and online demo lab, and developed programs and resources to recruit and enable mid-market partners.

Donna Lowe, Senior Channel Manager, has worked with Aruba’s strategic technology partners to develop and promote a vision of comprehensive network access and security with a best of breed solution set. Additionally, she has hired and mentored new channel team members, helping them develop their professional skills to better serve Aruba’s partners.

As Director of National Resellers for Aruba, Tamela Gates May has led Aruba’s direct market reseller (DMR) strategy. She has also developed education programs to help Aruba’s partners assist their customers with meeting the mobility demands of #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication.

“With a keen focus on delivering outstanding partner enablement and support, Julia, Donna and Tamela have each played an integral role in building Aruba’s channel program into a world-class organization with an unwavering commitment to partner success,” said Karl Soderlund, Vice President, Worldwide Channels for Aruba. “Having three of our leaders honored by CRN as some of the top women of the channel speaks volumes not just about our corporate commitment to our partners but also about the talent and dedication that these three individuals bring to their positions each and every day.”

“These female executives have risen in the ranks of their organizations and are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel. We celebrate their many contributions and the varied ways in which they help solution providers grow and thrive every day,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are committed to raising the visibility of the contributions of women in the channel, and we applaud the far-reaching influence of these executives who are defining today’s channel and helping to shape its future.”

A special feature showcasing the Women of the Channel appears in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 will be featured online at www.crn.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™ automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower 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, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.

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Contact:

Aruba Networks, Inc.
Pavel Radda, +1 408-419-0294
Director of Corporate Communications
pradda@arubanetworks.com
or
LSH Communications for Aruba Networks
Lori Hultin, +1 818-879-4651
Principal
lhultin@arubanetworks.com
or
The Channel Company
Betzi-Lynn Hanc, +1 508-416-1182
bhanc@thechannelcompany.com