Wireless LAN and client-to-core security products installed at Air National Guard wings and regional training centers for both rapid-deployment and flight-line applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 11, 2007 - Aruba Networks, Inc., a global leader
in secure mobility solutions, today announced that its wireless LANs and security solutions have been installed at the first group of twenty five Air National Guard (ANG) facilities for both firstresponder disaster recovery purposes and to optimize maintenance logistics. The firstapplication includes deployable Aruba wireless LANs for off-base applications in support ofmilitary and Homeland Security missions such as national catastrophes and natural disasters.
The robust design and simple operation of Aruba's wireless LANs and network security systemsmakes them well suited for rapid deployment scenarios. In the second application, the Arubawireless LAN and intrusion detection systems enable maintenance crews equipped withhardened laptop computers to securely access on-line information required to test, repair, andreplace aircraft parts and systems. The Air National Guard expects faster aircraft maintenance,less down-time, reduced paperwork, and more efficient utilization of skilled service personnel.
Both projects were awarded to Telos Corporation, an Aruba value added reseller and a leadingprovider of secure network solutions."In order to obtain a solid return on investment the Air National Guard mandated the use of veryhigh reliability equipment with client-to-core security, simple set-up, and minimal maintenance," said Dan Brigati, Aruba's Federal operations director. "These requirements are not unique to
the Government - Aruba's enterprise customers have the very same expectations and needs.
That we were able to supply commercial off-the-shelf Aruba products for demanding deployable and flight-line applications speaks volumes about the underlying robustness of Aruba hardware, and the usability of our software solutions."
The Air National Guard is in the midst of a modernization program to upgrade to standardsbased information systems and networks associated with both deployable and fixed converged data, voice, and video applications. The objective of the program is to improve the reliability, interoperability, and compatibility of information systems to better meet current and future needs of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.
"Prior to the implementation of the flight line system network, aircraft mechanics had to wade through reams of paperwork to locate the data required to repair, test, or replace a specific part or system," said Mike Horn, director of wireless programs at Telos. "These documents would have to be photocopied and carried to the flight-line or engine shop. The Aruba-based network we installed is a reliable workhorse that will significantly improve the productivity and efficiency of ANG mechanics and technicians."
About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba's user-centric architecture provides access to enterprise data, voice and video
applications across wired and wireless LAN, WAN, and carrier networks without compromising security or mobility. Follow-me security and access policies are centrally managed and associated with users, not ports, and are enforced regardless of where users roam within or outside of the enterprise. Aruba's solution suite encompasses ArubaOS software running on a range of Mobility Controller hardware platforms, value-added application software modules including an enterprise FMC option, network management software, wired and wireless access points, and valued-added access point software modules including a secure enterprise mesh option for wire-free networking. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Aruba has operations across
the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. To learn more, visit Aruba at www.arubanetworks.com.
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