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|Stock:||Aruba Networks, Inc.|
|Aruba Networks, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Delaware on February 11, 2002. The Company is engaged in distributed enterprise networks that securely connect local and remote users to corporate IT resources. Its award-winning portfolio of campus, branch office, teleworker, and mobile solutions simplify operations and provide secure access to all corporate applications and services- regardless of a user’s device, location, or network. The result is improved productivity and lower capital and operating costs. Its product portfolio encompasses: industry-high-speed 802.11a/b/g/n wireless local area networks (‘WLANs’); Virtual Branching Networking solutions for branch offices and teleworkers; and network operations tools- including spectrum analyzers, wireless intrusion prevention systems, and the AirWave Wireless Management Suite- for managing wired, wireless, and mobile device networks. These products are key to its rightsizing initiative which allows companies to move toward a low-cost IT infrastructure solution by funding wireless projects rather than wired LANs. It has implemented a two-tier distribution model in most areas of the world, including the United States, with value-added distributors(‘VADs’) selling its portfolio of products, including a variety of its support services, to a diverse number of value-added resellers (‘VARs’). Its focus continues to be management of its channel including selection and growth of high prospect partners, activation of its VARs and VADs through active training and field collaboration, and evolution of its channel programs in consultation with its partners. The key elements of its strategy are Drive adoption across the enterprise, Maintain and extend its software offerings, Utilize channel partners to expand its global market penetration; Realize increased operating efficiencies, Expand base of technology partners. Its secure mobility solutions integrate the ArubaOS operating system together with adaptive indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi networks, identity-based security, wired and wireless remote networking devices, and centralized multi-vendor network management. ArubaOS serves as the system software for its architecture. It uniquely integrates user-based security, application-aware RF services, and wireless LAN access to deliver the most scalable secure mobile networking solution for large and mid-sized enterprises. Software modules extend the base capabilities of ArubaOS. Its products have been sold to over 15,500 end customers worldwide (excluding end-customers of Alcatel-Lucent) in most major industries including construction, education, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, telecom, transportation, and utilities. End user customers purchase its products directly from them and through its VARs, VADs and original equipment manufacturers (‘OEMs’). It offers tiered customer service and support programs that encompass hardware, software, and access to future software upgrades on a when-and-if available basis. Its primary competitors include Cisco Systems, through its Wireless Networking Business Unit, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola. It also faces competition from a number of smaller companies and new market entrants. Its registered trademarks in the United States are AIRWAVE, ARUBA NETWORKS, ARUBA WIRELESS NETWORKS, ARUBA MOBILITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, FOR WIRELESS THAT WORKS, MOBILE EDGE ARCHITECTURE, and PEOPLE MOVE. NETWORKS MUST FOLLOW, RFPROTECT, GREEN ISLAND, and ARUBA THE MOBILE EDGE COMPANY. It has filed international trademark applications for the marks ARUBA NETWORKS, ARUBA THE MOBILE EDGE COMPANY and PEOPLE MOVE. NETWORKS MUST FOLLOW.|
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