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Meru Networks Announces Its New Meru Education-Grade (MEG(TM)) Wireless Platform

Unique platform designed to address BYOD challenges on campus and enable universities and colleges to deliver Uninterrupted Learning solutions

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA and DENVER, COLORADO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualized wireless LAN solutions, today announced its new Meru Education-Grade (MEG) wireless platform. This platform, comprised of Meru's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) provisioning and guest management software, and Meru's unique virtualized wireless LAN solutions, has been designed to help campus IT departments support academic goals to deliver learning-essential applications that work over a robust Wi-Fi network, despite the crush of BYOD.

"According to Gartner, Wi-Fi enabled devices will grow from less than 1 billion units in 2010 to more than 3 billion in 2015(i). A large number of these devices end up on university campuses. This growth is having a major impact on higher education IT professionals who are tasked with ensuring that wireless devices brought onto campus are on-boarded predictably and securely, regardless of the capacity crunch these devices place on the university's Wi-Fi networks," said Sarosh Vesuna, VP & general manager of the education business unit for Meru Networks. "The Meru Education-Grade wireless platform is designed to mitigate the impact of BYOD while enabling 'uninterrupted learning' for the entire university population."

Users on campus expect to connect reliably to Wi-Fi 24x7x365 - no excuses. Users also expect to roam seamlessly and enjoy application integrity even during peak usage. To respond to this challenge, campuses rely on their Wi-Fi network to support high capacity roll-outs, in a manner that is simple to deploy, maintain and manage. Unfortunately, many universities still suffer from cumbersome on-boarding, extended login times for students, dropped connections, and poor roaming, all of which can lead to repeated channel planning and site surveys to address their ever-growing capacity needs. These unmet expectations can create interrupted learning for students when technology gets in the way or fails to support the innovative goals for technology integration on campus.

In order to meet user expectations and provide suitable solutions, Meru introduces the Meru Education-Grade wireless platform based on Meru's unique single channel architecture.

The MEG wireless platform is designed to enable universities and colleges to deliver "Uninterrupted Learning" in three simple steps:


--  On-board - quickly on-board students, with automated secure BYOD client
    provisioning and flexible guest management, using Meru's Smart Connect
    and Guest Connect, which are part of Meru's Identity Manager software
    suite. 
--  Connect - reliably connect mobile devices on campus, whether roaming the
    quad or stationary in a densely packed lecture hall, using Meru's broad
    portfolio of Wi-Fi access points, wireless controllers and network
    management software, including: 
    --  The new AP332 802.11n near-Gigabit access point for lecture halls,
        classrooms, libraries and other densely deployed areas; 
    --  The new MC6000 wireless controller with up to 200Gbps capacity - the
        highest in the industry today - for large campus data centers or
        centrally managing distributed campus environments. 
--  Learn - enable enriched learning by deploying flipped classrooms,
    blended learning environments and other 21st century teaching and
    learning techniques which run on mobile devices. Solutions supported by
    the MEG wireless platform now include: 
    --  Digital Classroom Management with Stoneware's LanSchool; 
    --  Unified Communications & Collaboration with Microsoft Lync(TM); 
    --  Bonjour services for Apple-centric learning environments; 
    --  Federated Access for university guests using eduroam; 

"We can make better use of our Wi-Fi network now, using it as a utility rather than a mere form of access. Meru's wireless platform enables our transformation to 21st century learning with flipped and hybrid classrooms, computer-based instruction, and unified communications and collaboration," said Peter Harvin, chief information officer for Anderson University.

For more information about Meru's MEG wireless platform, please visit http://www.merunetworks.com/industries/education.html

Meru will be at EDUCAUSE 2012, booth 708/710, to demonstrate the MEG wireless platform and new products designed for the needs of Higher Education.

(i)Gartner, Inc., Market Trends: Future Platforms for Wi-Fi Growth, 2011-2015, Mark Hung, June 29, 2011

About Meru Networks

Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative, single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality, healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Visit www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

This news release contains forward-looking statements about Meru Networks expectations, hopes, plans, intentions, or strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding Meru's ability to help campy IT departments support academic goals to deliver learning-essential applications that work over a robust Wi-Fi networks, despite the capacity crunch these devices place on the university's Wi-Fi networks, the growth in Wi-Fi enabled devices to more than 3 billion in 2015, the ability to mitigate the impact of BYOD while enabling "uninterrupted learning" for the entire university population, and the ability for users to roam seamlessly and enjoy application integrity during peak usage. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, 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 news release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof. Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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