Aruba Networks

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Aruba Networks
Subsidiary
IndustryComputer networking
FoundedSunnyvale, California, U.S. (February 2002)
Headquarters
RevenueIncreaseUS$2.9 billion (FY 2018)
Number of employees
7000(2019)
ParentHewlett Packard Enterprise
Websitewww.arubanetworks.com

Aruba Networks, formerly known as Aruba Wireless Networks, is a Santa Clara, California-based wireless networking subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

The company was founded in Sunnyvale, California in 2002 by Keerti Melkote and Pankaj Manglik. On March 2, 2015, Hewlett-Packard announced it would acquire Aruba Networks for approximately USD$3 billion in an all-cash deal.[1] On May 19, 2015, HP completed the acquisition. As of November 1, 2015, the company operates as a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and continues to focus on campus and branch networking.

On November 13, 2018, Aruba announced new enterprise networking solutions and AI software. [2]

On November 20, 2018, Aruba launches its first Wi-Fi 6 product.[3]

Company timeline[edit]

2002 – Aruba Wireless Networks founded by Keerti Melkote and Pankaj Manglik

2003 – First customer shipment to Warner Bros.

2005 – Company enters into OEM agreement for Alcatel-Lucent to resell wireless equipment; Microsoft standardizes on Aruba Networks wireless

2006 – Dominic Orr becomes Chief Executive Officer

2007 – Aruba Networks trades on the NASDAQ exchange

2010 – Exceeds 1 Million total AP's shipped

2011 – Exceeds $1 Billion of total revenue

2012 – Enters the Network Access Control market to address BYOD growth

2013 – Expands into the Location Services market with wayfinding and BLE technology

2015 – Hewlett Packard announces intent to acquire Aruba Networks

2017 – Expands security portfolio with User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) solution

2018 – Introduces AI-based Analytics and Assurance portfolio

Products[edit]

  • Networking: Wi-Fi Access Points (indoor & outdoor), Ethernet Switches, Wireless LAN Controllers (WLC) & SD-WAN products
  • Network Management: AirWave Management Platform, cloud-based Central; Activate for asset inventory management & provisioning
  • Network Security: ClearPass Policy Manager for Network Access Control; IntroSpect for User & Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Analytics & Service Assurance: NetInsight; Service Assurance Sensors (formerly Cape Networks)
  • Location-Based Services: Aruba Beacons, Aruba Tags, Meridian Location Services Engine, Meridian AppMaker, Analytics Location Engine (ALE)

Acquisitions[edit]

  • Network Chemistry, acquired in July 2007
  • AirWave Wireless was acquired on January 9, 2008[4]
  • Azalea Networks was acquired on September 2, 2010
  • Amigopod Assets and Technology was acquired on December 14, 2010
  • Avenda Systems was acquired on December 8, 2011
  • Meridian Apps was acquired on May 16, 2013
  • HP acquires Aruba Networks on March 2, 2015
  • Rasa Networks was acquired on May 16, 2016
  • Niara Inc. was acquired on February 1, 2017
  • Cape Networks was acquired on March 27, 2018

Recognition[edit]

  • Gartner recognizes Aruba as a leader in their 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) market report for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for the 13th consecutive year.
  • Aruba received the highest ranking in 5 out of 6 use cases in Gartner's 2018 Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Critical Capabilities (CC) report.
  • Aruba named among CRN’s 2018 20 Coolest Network Security Vendors for its 360 Secure Fabric[5]
  • Aruba named among CRN’s 2018 25 Coolest Mobile Software and Service Vendors for its mobile-first architecture[6]
  • Aruba IntroSpect wins the SC Magazine 2018 award for Best Threat Detection Technology[7]
  • Gartner recognizes Aruba as a leader in their 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) market report for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for the 12th consecutive year.[8]
  • Gartner’s 2017 Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Critical Capabilities (CC) report, recognizing Aruba as the industry’s top vendor in all categories. Aruba received the highest product scores in 6 out of 6 use cases[9]
  • Aruba Partner Ready for Networking was named a 5-Star Security Program and a 5-Star Networking and Unified Communications vendor in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide[10]
  • Aruba Asset Tracking named a winner of IoT Evolution’s 2017 Asset Tracking Award[11]
  • Aruba’s 8400 Switch Series named 2017 Product of the Year by CRN[12]
  • Aruba’s Universal Profiler received the 2017 Network Innovation Award from Tech Target[13]
  • Aruba’s 8400 Switch[14] and Asset Tracking wins CRN’s 2017 Tech Innovator for Networking Awards[15]
  • Aruba’s 8400 switch receives the 2017 New Product Award for School Planning & Management[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HP to acquire Aruba Networks for about $3B". cnbc.com. March 2, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Tom Li, IT World Canada. "HPE Aruba announces new enterprise networking solutions and AI software." November 13, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Wifi Now Events. "Aruba launches its first Wi-Fi 6 product, Quantenna chips to power Starry’s 8×8 MIMO." November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Aruba acquires WLAN management vendor AirWave". networkworld.com. January 9, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Security 100: 20 Coolest Network Security Vendors". crn.com. March 5, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  6. ^ Alspach, Kyle. "2018 Mobility 100: 25 Coolest Mobile Software And Service Vendors".
  7. ^ https://media.scmagazine.com/documents/340/botn_2018_84825.pdf
  8. ^ "Template - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company". engage.arubanetworks.com.
  9. ^ "Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company". engage.arubanetworks.com.
  10. ^ Staff, CRN. "2017 Partner Program Guide Details".
  11. ^ "IoT Evolution Announces Winners of 2017 Asset Tracking Awards". www.iotevolutionworld.com.
  12. ^ Alspach, Kyle. "CRN's 2017 Products Of The Year".
  13. ^ "Aruba gets NIA for network device detection software".
  14. ^ Staff, CRN. "2017 Tech Innovators Databank".
  15. ^ Staff, CRN. "2017 Tech Innovators Databank".
  16. ^ "2018 New Product Awards -- Spaces4Learning". Spaces4Learning.

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