Copenhagen, Denmark Implements Wireless Network Based on Aruba Networks’ MOVE Architecture to Enable Mobility for Its Employees

COPENHAGEN, Denmark--()--Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced that the Government of the City of Copenhagen in Denmark (Københavns Kommune) has deployed a wireless network based on Aruba’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture in order to deliver wireless and remote connectivity to employees.

“Users want a network service that is simple to access, reliable, and always available,” said Abass Henjer Ashoor of Koncern Service at Københavns Kommune. “And as the IT supplier to the city’s government, our needs are not that much different. With Aruba’s wireless and remote solutions we get an infrastructure that can be deployed anywhere, is easy to manage and very reliable, no matter where our users are – on site, at home or abroad.”

Koncern Service is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Københavns Kommune. It is tasked to provide a range of services to the city government of Copenhagen to enable it to be a modern public corporation offering quality services to the population of Scandinavia’s largest city. Over the last few years, Koncern Service has built a wireless network that exceeds one thousand 802.11n access points extending its service to most of its sites across the city including the City Hall (Rådhus), libraries, offices and care centres, and also to several hundred remote offices and users.

As is typical of very large organisations consisting of independent, geographically separated departments, there was no homogeneous network infrastructure in place. Consequently, one of Koncern Services’ key objectives was to implement a wireless infrastructure that was independent of the underlying network, yet able to deliver the same level of service, reliability and simplicity of operation wherever it was required. In addition to building a highly scalable and secure wireless network , Københavns Kommune Koncern Services also recognised the economic, environmental and productivity benefits that would accrue from allowing workers to work securely from remote sites that were not owned by the city, or from home. Koncern Service found that solution with Aruba Remote Access Networking portfolio.

“When we first started looking at wireless solutions in 2007, there were many potential suitors,” said Ashoor. “During the evaluation process we quickly realised that choosing Aruba would lead to overall lower operational and on-going costs -- one network for wireless LAN and remote networking, all centrally controlled from the AirWave management platform makes it easy for us to deliver the quality and reliability our users expect.”

Copenhagen has now deployed multiple Aruba 3400 and 6000 series mobility controllers, supporting more than 1,000 access points (AP) throughout the city. Ninety percent of the access points currently deployed support 802.11n. The next phase of the project will include deployment of 300 more APs and the complete migration of all access points to 802.11n. In addition, the city has begun a pilot deployment of Aruba’s Remote Access Points (RAPs) and the Aruba Virtual Intranet Access (VIA) Agent to its remote workers. These solutions are designed to enable them to access their corporate networks from remote locations with the same access privileges and security levels they would have in the office.

“Københavns Kommune is one of the many city and regional governments across Scandinavia that has recognised that a solution designed for mobility can offer much more than a traditional port-centric approach to access networking,” explained Andreas Ferm, regional director, Nordic and Baltic, for Aruba. “Whether it’s connecting users on site with 802.11n or remotely with Virtual Branch Networking, Aruba’s solutions are designed to allow a relatively small IT team to deliver services to people wherever they may work or roam.”

About Aruba Networks, Inc.

Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks dramatically improves productivity and lowers capital and operational costs.

Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook.

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Wilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182
Director, Corporate Communications
wcraig@arubanetworks.com

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Aruba Networks
Wilson Craig, +1-408-516-6182
Director, Corporate Communications
wcraig@arubanetworks.com