Aruba to buy Avenda for BYOD security

Wi-Fi infrastructure vendor Aruba Networks can purchase Avenda Systems to expand its network security offerings and facilitate enable BYOD (bring-your-own-device) ways in enterprises.

Aruba announced the deal on Thursday because it reported money results for its 1st fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31. Pending regulatory approvals, Aruba expects the acquisition to shut throughout the second quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, that ends Jan. 31.

The acquisition of privately held Avenda, that the businesses didn’t disclose money terms, is meant primarily to assist serve enterprises that wish to let their workers bring their own smartphones and tablets to figure. to securelyundly} do so, employers have to be compelled to make sure that those devices are secure and go with enterprise policies.

Avenda sells an authentication and authorization platform, referred to as eTIPS, that features a server and a collection of applications. With that technology, Aruba said it’ll be ready to extend its own MOVE access management design to any or all access varieties and alternative vendors’ network gear. MOVE will establish users, device varieties, applications and locations, and apply network access policies using that data.

Avenda’s technology additionally includes regionally deployed or cloud-based software to create it easier for users to attach their mobile devices to secure Wi-Fi networks while not facilitate from the IT department. The software works on several Windows, Mac OS, Apple iOS and Google Android consumer systems.

Aruba plans to carry a conference decision concerning the acquisition for media on Friday at seven a.m. Pacific Time. Aruba is predicated in Sunnyvale, California, and Avenda in nearby Santa Clara.

For its fiscal 1st quarter, Aruba reported revenue of US$119.4 million, up forty four % from a year earlier, however a internet loss of $500,000, or roughly break-even. In last year’s 1st quarter, the corporate had posted a profit of $2.1 million, or $0.02 per share.