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Aruba’s Enterprise Wireless LAN Market Share Rises in New Dell’Oro Report

Total Enterprise Revenue and Unit Shipments Increase

Monday, March 1, 2010 9:10 pm PST

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a global leader in 802.11n wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that its enterprise wireless LAN market share increased from calendar 3 Q 2009 to 4 Q 2009 according to market research firm Dell’Oro Group’s just-released "Fourth Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report." Including both branded and OEM shipments Aruba’s total enterprise revenue share rose to 12.4%, dependent access point shipment share grew to 12%, and controller unit share jumped 4.3% to reach 11.4%. The solid results again positioned Aruba as one of the top two enterprise wireless LAN vendors.

During its most recent fiscal quarter Aruba saw strong demand across a broad range of industries and geographies, driving record year-over-year and sequentially revenue. The adoption of 802.11n continued to be both a catalyst for growth and an enabler of Aruba’s network rightsizing and Virtual Branch Networking (VBN) initiatives. Both initiatives contributed to the company’s strong quarterly growth, including the addition of more than 700 new customers during the quarter, a record for the company.

“Enterprise customers today are focused on reducing operating expenses and enhancing workforce productivity, and our market share growth validates that we address both areas head on,” said Dominic Orr, Aruba’s President and CEO. “Aruba’s rightsizing and VBN solutions target both capital and operating expenses, and help distributed enterprises become more productive without compromising security or ease-of-use.”

Network rightsizing and VBN reduce operating expenses and enhance workforce productivity in three ways:

  • Replacing expensive wired LANs in favor of mobility-enhancing, high capacity wireless LANs;
  • Lowering real estate footprints by enabling large-scale telework programs;
  • Reducing the cost and complexity of branch office networking.

Please visit Aruba’s Web site for additional information on network rightsizing, 802.11n wireless LANs, and Virtual Branch Networking.

The new Dell’Oro report, titled "Fourth Quarter 2009 Wireless LAN Report," is available for purchase from Dell’Oro at

About Aruba Networks

People move. Networks must follow. Aruba securely delivers networks to users, wherever they work or roam, using a combination of award-winning solutions:

  • Adaptive 802.11n Wi-Fi networks optimize themselves to ensure that users are always within reach of mission-critical information. Rightsizing expensive wired LANs by replacing them with high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi reduces both capital and operating expenses;
  • Identity-based security assigns access policies to users, enforcing those policies whenever and wherever a network is accessed;
  • Remote networking solutions for branch offices, fixed telecommuters, and satellite facilities ensures uninterrupted remote access to applications;
  • Multi-vendor network management provides a single point of control while managing both legacy and new wireless networks from Aruba and its competitors.

The cost, convenience, and security benefits of our secure mobility solutions 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 For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter, Facebook, or the Green Island News Blog.

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