Aruba Networks expands operations in Brazil

Aruba Networks announced that it is expanding its reach in Brazil with a
new headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and a new sales office in São Paulo.

Aruba has sold its solutions in Brazil through distributors since 2008.
Sales activities in the region will continue to be channel-focused, with Aruba
offering local support.

Aruba Networks’ Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies
wired and wireless infrastructures into one seamless network access solution
for traveling business professionals, remote workers, corporate headquarters
employees and guests.

Aruba is the second largest vendor by market share in the global
wireless LAN (WLAN) market, according to data from Dell’Oro. The company closed
its fiscal year 2010 on July 31, 2011 with $396.6 million in revenues for the

According to Gartner, Brazil is positioned as the seventh-largest
economy in the world based on nominal GDP. Its GDP is expected at near $2.5
trillion in 2011, according to IHS Global Insight, Gartner’s preferred source
of macroeconomic information.

Brazil’s estimated IT spending of nearly $111.4 billion for 2011 is a
solid expression of the country’s economic growth, which translates into
stronger business segments, robust demand for IT by vertical markets (estimated
at $60 billion in 2011), and phenomenal expansion of IT consumer markets. The
nation today has 214 million mobile subscribers, 40 million installed fixed
lines, 76 million Internet users and an estimated 90,000 LAN houses (Internet

The expansion will enable Aruba to proliferate solutions based on its
MOVE architecture throughout the region. The Aruba MOVE architecture is
context-aware, taking a user’s device, location and application into account
when enabling network access. This helps ensure secure connectivity for tablets
and smartphones, as well as application performance and network reliability.
MOVE enables network rightsizing for mobility, allowing access networks to be
built at a fraction of the cost of traditionally overprovisioned and
undersubscribed Ethernet-switch based access networks.

“Companies in Brazil need wireless infrastructures that are secure,
reliable and that enable compliance with corporate policies,” said Alex
Frietas, general manager of Aruba Networks Brasil.

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