Aruba Networks Extends Wireless VoIP Leadership with Certification for New Polycom 802.11a/b/g Wireless Telephones

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24 -- Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN), a global leader in secure mobility solutions, today announced that its Mobile Edge Architecture is the first to be VIEW (Voice Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless) Certified by Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM) for use with its SpectraLink NetLink 8000 Series Wireless Telephones. Aruba's secure mobility infrastructure solutions are designed for converged data, voice, and video applications in which robust wireless LAN performance, seamless roaming, and client-to-core security are critical considerations. The SpectraLink Wireless Telephones are designed for high-use enterprise environments in which employee mobility, responsiveness, and productivity are essential. Polycom's interoperability certification provides assurance that the two technologies can be used seamlessly without concern for system incompatibilities.

"The new Polycom handsets are richly featured and require an equally well featured wireless LAN to support every mode of operation," said Peter Thornycroft, Aruba's product manager for voice solutions. "To assure customers that these sophisticated products interoperate seamlessly, we jumped at the chance to be the first to obtain VIEW Certification and are very pleased to have passed in very short order."

The SpectraLink handsets are the industry's first enterprise-grade 802.11a/b/g handsets, and are further distinguished by their durable design and long battery life. Both handsets are IP 53 rated for resistance to dust and sprayed water, and meet MIL STD 810F for shock resistance. The NetLink 8030 Wireless Telephone also includes a push-to-talk feature for workgroup communication.

"Our handsets require a robust, secure wireless LAN solution," said Geri Mitchell-Brown, Polycom's director of technical business development. "To maximize performance of our wireless telephones, the Wi-Fi network must ensure toll-quality voice, drop-free fast roaming, and high availability. VIEW Certification testing confirmed Aruba's wireless LAN technology meets all three criteria while also supporting enterprise-grade security standards."

Aruba software revision 2.5.4 software, which is shipping today, was used in the Certification testing. The Polycom handsets are also currently available.

SpectraLink is now a part of Polycom, a global leader in unified collaborative communications solutions that maximize the efficiency and productivity of people and organizations by integrating the broadest array of voice, video and content for wired and wireless environments. SpectraLink delivers the power of mobile voice and messaging applications to business worldwide. Seamlessly integrating with VoIP and traditional telephony platforms, SpectraLink's scaleable technology provides instant access to people and business critical information. SpectraLink handsets free on- premises employees to be more accessible, productive and responsive.

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks provides an enterprise mobility solution that enables secure access to data, voice and video applications across wireless and wireline enterprise networks. The Aruba Mobile Edge Architecture allows end- users to roam to different locations within an enterprise campus or office building, as well as to remote locations such as branch and home offices, while maintaining secure and consistent access to all of their network resources. Using the Aruba Mobile Edge Architecture, IT departments can manage user-based network access and enforce application delivery policies from a single integrated point of control in a consistent manner. Aruba's user- centric enterprise mobility solution integrates the ArubaOS operating system, optional value-added software modules, a centralized mobility management system, high-performance programmable mobility controllers, and wired and wireless access points. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Aruba has operations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and employs staff around the world. To learn more, visit Aruba at

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