Aruba, Foundry Get Feds

Aruba Networks and Foundry Networks collaborate to supply the federal market with high-security wired and wireless solutions

September 10, 2008

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SUNNYVALE and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, and Foundry Networks(r), Inc., a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced a co-marketing relationship between the companies' wired and wireless LAN products for Federal customers.

Common Criteria certification, FIPS 140-2 validation, and compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) Directives 8100.2 and 8500.2 make Aruba's adaptive wireless LANs both unique in the market and ideally suited for Federal requirements. Foundry's high-performance Ethernet products for edge-to-core data, voice and video applications feature built-in security protection and are tailored to Federal mission-critical deployments regardless of environment or traffic. When used together, Aruba's wireless and Foundry's wired products deliver a synergistic, best-of-breed solution with better performance, quality and capabilities than closed single-vendor offerings.

Foundry's comprehensive set of intelligent networking solutions offer a secure, resilient, scalable foundation for a new generation of advanced applications in the Federal market. Foundry provides an extensive group of innovative features and technology to effectively create a toolbox for network managers to maximize the performance, manageability, security and scalability of their network infrastructure. By enabling business continuity to mission- and business-critical applications and services on the network, Foundry's solution offers Federal organizations an increased return on investment (ROI) and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with their edge-to-core networking infrastructure investments.

"With more than eleven years of continuous networking innovation, Foundry remains focused on industry leadership through high-performance solutions that incorporate open standards and best-of-breed interoperability," said Franchesca Walker, director of enterprise solutions for Foundry's Enterprise Business Unit. "Since Aruba met key Federal certifications and is the only enterprise WLAN vendor on the U.S. Army Information Assurance Approved Products list, it is a good fit to bolster our significant Federal market presence. Through this marketing relationship with Aruba, we can now offer joint new and existing Federal customers an interoperable end-to-end networking solution that meets rigorous security requirements and delivers high performance no matter the application or environment."

Aruba Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN)

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