August 8, 2011

Meru Networks Recognized for Its Continued Success in the Global Enterprise Wireless Market

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MERU), the leader in 802.11n virtualized wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions for enterprise networking, was recently recognized for its expanding global leadership in the mid-tier and enterprise wireless networking market. The company was credited for its outstanding achievements in building technologically advanced WLAN infrastructure and for its wireless networking range with ITP Technology Group's 2011 Network Middle East Innovation Award. Over the past six months, Meru has demonstrated a record of continued success in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) markets, developing new channels with its distribution partners, securing high-profile customer wins and expanding its leadership team and presence across the region. The company has also released new solutions across its product line to accommodate evolving market demands.


"The award reaffirms what I hear from our customers. They turn to Meru because our products and services enable them to maintain top-quality wireless networks with fewer access points and far less maintenance, allowing them to reduce both CapEx and OpEx," said David Kelly, vice president of international sales for Meru Networks. "The demand for applications in combination with the proliferation of mobile devices has fueled the demand for more reliable wireless networking. Meru will continue to focus on easing congestion and wireless network management complexities for enterprises as they continue the transformation to an all wireless network. This prestigious recognition from the ITP Technology group is yet another validation of the company's global strategy to leverage a virtualized architecture for delivering mission-critical applications across the mid-tier and enterprise wireless markets."

It is Meru's demonstrated leadership across its target geographies that have garnered the attention of the ITP Technology group. In a June ceremony, the group presented Meru with the innovation award for best wireless networking range. This honor marks the second consecutive year that Meru's solutions have been recognized by the group, after receiving the Best Wireless Solution award in 2010. Recent strategic channel and major customer wins in the region attracted the judges' attention and demonstrate Meru's market success, earning strong, positive customer feedback.

Meru provides a comprehensive range of high-density, high-reliability virtualized WLAN products to enterprises and mid-tier organizations that demand reliable, scalable and secure WLAN solutions that meet the density, mobility, and device diversity requirements of today's business environments. Customers the world over rely on Meru's wireless networks to carry their most critical and bandwidth-intensive applications. Meru's growing investments in MEA reflects its commitment to excellence in the region.

About Meru Networks

Founded in 2002, Meru Networks develops and markets a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in major industry vertical markets, including education, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit or call (408) 215-5300.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Meru Networks expectations, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding Meru's ability to release new solutions across its product line to accommodate evolving market demands, Meru's growing investments, Meru's ability to maintain top-quality wireless networks with fewer access points, and Meru's continued focus of easing congestion and wireless network management complexities. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Meru Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof, and Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Meru Networks, Inc.