Aruba, Riverbed Partner

Aruba and Riverbed announce solutions for mobile workers and the server-less remote office

May 12, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, and Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced a joint solution that allows mobile and remote users to achieve LAN-like access to data and applications wherever they work or roam. The joint solution also establishes a new productivity and real-time collaboration model for remote offices by offering untethered wireless connectivity without compromising network security or application performance.

Industry estimates suggest that 67 percent of employees work outside of company headquarters, and according to IDC the number of mobile workers is expected to rise to over 1 billion by 2011. Geographic and technical hurdles have made it difficult for remote workers to collaborate globally and productively. Building out IT infrastructure at remote offices to replicate the corporate headquarters experience is not a viable option for most enterprises because of the significant costs, administrative overhead, and potential data loss associated with current alternatives.

"CIOs with mobile and remote workforces face a real dilemma delivering application performance to mobile workers across long distances, while simultaneously consolidating infrastructure to improve data security, management and TCO," said Joe Skorupa, research vice president at Gartner. "The solution must deliver LAN-like performance to remote users while keeping infrastructure costs in check."

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