Emory Selects Aruba

Emory University selects Aruba for campus mobility

October 23, 2006

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Aruba Networks, the Mobile Edge Company, today announced that Emory University, recently ranked 18th among 248 universities in U.S. News and World Report's annual college quality rankings, has completed the first phase of its Aruba Networks wireless LAN (WLAN) rollout, with 1,370 Access Points (APs) and 20 mobility controllers deployed across the university's buildings, residential houses and hospitals. By the end of the calendar year, Emory plans to implement Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) in several portions of the network. When the deployment is complete, the Aruba network will provide wireless access to 11,300 students and 2,500 faculty members throughout Emory University, the graduate school of arts and sciences; professional schools of medicine, theology, law, nursing, public health, and Oxford College.

Prior to selecting Aruba, Emory had a legacy environment of 100 "fat" APs, which its IT staff found difficult to manage effectively. Emory officials began looking for a centralized WLAN system that provided better management, used their VPN security model, and integrated seamlessly with legacy equipment. Other requirements included a scalable solution and the need to address guest access. Emory now boasts 1,370 Aruba AP-60 and AP-61 access points, distributed across two separate networks -- 890 for academic use and 480 APs throughout four hospitals.

Aruba Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN)

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