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Juniper Networks and Aruba Networks Partner to Deliver an Open, Converged High-IQ Enterprise Network

Juniper to Provide an Open Convergence Framework That Enables Seamless Integration of Third Party Technologies to Create Best-of-Breed Networking Solutions With Juniper Switches and Routers

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), the leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, today announced they have signed a strategic agreement to deliver open, converged wired and wireless network solutions based on best-of-breed technologies. The partnership includes both joint development efforts and go-to-market collaboration, with the goal of providing innovative solutions for the toughest problems facing enterprises.

As part of this effort, Juniper is enabling technology partners, like Aruba, to take advantage of Juniper's programmable silicon by making available key software elements and new programmable application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable the High-IQ enterprise -- an open, smart approach to enterprise networking that allows customers to fundamentally transform the user and operator experience. This will help foster industry collaboration to accelerate innovation for customers and partners.

According to Canalys, a global technology research firm, the mobile device market is expected to reach 2.6 billion units by 2016. Efficiently and intelligently managing this influx of devices and traffic has become increasingly difficult and complex for IT departments. Additionally, the rapid adoption of business applications -- such as voice-over-Wi-Fi clients -- means more comprehensive orchestration is needed, requiring granular policy and performance management to ensure that key applications are secured and optimized.

Together, Juniper and Aruba are addressing these mobility market trends with product-level integration that leverages open protocols and open APIs on Juniper switches and routers, and contextual data on users, devices, applications and location available from Aruba's enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) products. With this integration, enterprises will be able to optimize application performance, enable mobility-centric security and policy, and reduce total cost of ownership by eliminating vendor lock-in.

News Highlights

  • Collaboration to integrate Aruba mobility solutions with Juniper enterprise switches and routers, delivering ongoing product innovation to enterprise customers
  • Simplified management, visibility and policy across company product lines to increase productivity for IT professionals and streamline recurring network operations
  • Offer a broad set of enterprise-grade indoor and outdoor wireless access products on the market to help customers create a future-ready mobility infrastructure
  • Multi-phase delivery of an open converged framework, integration of management and policy with exchange of user and device information

Supporting Quotes:
"Juniper is delivering best-of-breed High-IQ networks to customers to remove complexity and increase control of their critical infrastructure. Bringing these capabilities to the Enterprise is core to our strategy and our partnership with Aruba is a key example of open, intelligent solutions. With Aruba we jointly deliver a unique, interoperable wired and wireless solution that will enable customers to realize performance, cost, intelligence and simplified management benefits. Additionally, Juniper's Open Convergence Framework provides customers with comprehensive solutions optimized for the unique requirements of the Enterprise."
- Shaygan Kheradpir, chief executive officer, Juniper Networks

"The question on the table is not if employees will bring their own mobile devices into the workplace, but rather how those devices will be supported. There's an urgent need for IT departments to efficiently handle #GenMobile's all-wireless requirements and the resulting influx of mobile device traffic. Aruba's joint development agreement with Juniper Networks brings together the best in mobility technology with a leader in wired switching and routing. The resulting rightsized network will help automate and accelerate business operations and deliver an integrated mobility experience on which #GenMobile can depend."
- Dominic Orr, chief executive officer, Aruba Networks

"Ingram Micro enjoys a strong relationship with both Juniper and Aruba. This technology partnership between these industry leaders provides a great opportunity to enhance the ways we serve our shared channel customers by enabling us to expand the business value that we offer them in terms of converged wired-wireless networks. We expect this partnership to create new opportunities for partners by providing differentiated solutions that accelerate profitable growth, especially with Ingram Micro in the unique position to foster this partnership and educate partners about the best ways to leverage Juniper and Aruba together to build integrated, best-of-class solutions that eclipse the sum of their parts."
- Jay Miley, vice president and general manager, Advanced Technology Division, Ingram Micro

"Our customers run some of the most challenging networks in the world and require best-of-breed networking solutions. As Juniper Networks and Aruba focus on their strengths and rise to meet these challenges, we believe our customers will derive greater value from Juniper's and Aruba's collaborative open-based networking solutions that simplify management, improve performance and reduce cost."
- David Nahabedian, co-founder and principal, Integration Partners

Forward Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to future plans, objectives, products, services and technologies and the expected demand for Juniper's and Aruba's products and services. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Juniper's and Aruba's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Juniper's or Aruba's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, Juniper's and Aruba's failure to accurately predict emerging technological trends, fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for Juniper and Aruba products and services and other factors listed in (1) Juniper's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 8, 2014 and (2) Aruba's Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4, 2014. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to as of the date hereof, and neither Juniper nor Aruba assumes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, service, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any technology or enhancement. Both Juniper and Aruba reserve the right to modify future product plans at any time.

Additional Resources:

About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logo are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Aruba Networks, Inc.
Aruba Networks is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks that empower IT departments and #GenMobile, a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™ automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention. The results are dramatically improved productivity and lower 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, Africa 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, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.

© 2014 Aruba Networks, Inc. Aruba Networks' trademarks include Aruba Networks®, Aruba The Mobile Edge Company® (stylized), Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks™, Aruba Mobility Management System®, People Move Networks Must Follow®, Mobile Edge Architecture®, RFProtect®, Green Island®, ETips®, ClientMatch™, Virtual Intranet Access™, ClearPass Access Management Systems™, Aruba Instant™, ArubaOS™, xSec™, ServiceEdge™, Aruba ClearPass Access Management System™, Airmesh™, AirWave™, Aruba Central™, and "ARUBA@WORK™. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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