Aruba Networks and Alcatel-Lucent to Develop Mobile Solutions

ARCwire -- Aruba Networks Inc., a global leader in secure mobility solutions, and Alcatel-Lucent announced their intent to establish a joint venture focused on developing next-generation wired and wireless solutions for the enterprise. Together, the two companies will drive a new phase of business-critical enterprise infrastructure for a new generation of business users. The solution will be designed to identify, authenticate, and manage users regardless of the means by which they access the network, something "no other enterprise system provides today."

The joint venture will focus on the design and delivery of hardware and software modules that add secure wireless LAN switching to Alcatel-Lucent's next-generation products. These modules, used in combination with Alcatel-Lucent platforms, will address the growing need for pervasive secure mobility in Enterprises of any size.

Alcatel-Lucent will market and sell a best-of-class mobility solution that combines Aruba's secure mobile technology with Alcatel-Lucent's wired network infrastructure and communication/collaboration applications suite. The resulting platform will be designed to allow enterprises to experience the many benefits of secure mobility, including unparalleled mobile communication and collaboration user experience, without comprising the integrity of their business-critical network traffic.

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