Sunday, August 19, 2007

Aruba gains but Cisco still leads wireless LAN race

"Since going public in march, wireless LAN supplier Aruba Networks has almost doubled its market share, putting it in a better position to compete directly against the 800-pound gorilla in enterprise networking, Cisco Systems. Cisco, however, also is gaining market share, indicating that enterprise wireless networking could become a two-horse race.

Aruba last week disclosed its latest customer win: Prudential Fox & Roach, the nation's largest single-market real estate agency and the third largest overall, will deploy the No. 2 vendor's wireless LANs in some 80 offices.

"We baselined against Cisco and Aruba, " says Bill Friemann, Prudential Fox & Roach's VP of technology operations, "and Aruba won."

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