Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), today announced its collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) to provide the largest free public and private airport-wide Wi-Fi service in the country for Abu Dhabi International Airport. In line with ADAC’s plans for growth, the partnership with Aruba Networks enables ADAC to provide reliable Wi-Fi access for corporate, business and guest use, including hotspots for passengers, digital barcode scanning in the cargo buildings, voice services and multi-tenant services.
The alliance also adds another of the region’s most innovative companies to Aruba’s growing portfolio of customers across the Middle East region, demonstrating the company’s strength in providing solutions that support global trends towards flexible and mobile working.
The project includes the installation of four Aruba M3 Mobility controllers, more than one thousand Aruba AP-125 and AP-135 dual-radio access points, outdoor access points for cargo buildings, as well as the Aruba AirWave Network Management system. The controllers provided include integrated firewalls to protect the infrastructure and users alike; as well as wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) to detect and protect the network against hackers.
Aruba’s AirWave management system provides ADAC’s IT department with end-to-end clarity and centralized control over the network, monitoring and managing all users that are connected wirelessly. The solution will help ADAC to manage the airport’s extensive wireless coverage from a single point and troubleshoot issues remotely and efficiently.
Hamed Al Hashemi Vice President - Information and Communication Systems at Abu Dhabi Airports Company, said, “Aruba Networks’ solutions have enabled Abu Dhabi Airports Company to implement a customized Wi-Fi solution that addresses all of its requirements. With the company’s ambitious expansion plans, it was important to ensure that the solution installed is not only cost effective but is also managed centrally for efficiency, without compromising on the need for secure and controlled access. The results provided Abu Dhabi International Airport with the ability to offer the country’s largest free public Wi-Fi service to all its passengers and customers.”