SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 18, 2012) - Meru Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MERU), the leader in virtualized 802.11 enterprise wireless networking, today announced that it is expanding its sales operation with a new facility in Tampa, Florida's Westshore Business District. The facility will house inside sales and sales operation professionals who will provide expert support to customers nationwide as enterprises look to Meru for wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions that meet the needs of today's high-demand mobile environments.

Enterprises leverage the scalability, application performance, and powerful network management capabilities of Meru WLAN technology to meet the ever-increasing demands of mobility. Meru is widely recognized for its unique virtual WLAN architecture that puts the network, rather than the client, in control of network access. Meru Networks has implemented its WLAN solutions in some of the most prestigious universities, primary education institutions and hospitals in the eastern United States.

"Our charter is to provide best-in-class wireless connectivity for environments where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the norm," said Larry Vaughan, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Meru Networks. "Our platform is designed from the ground up for the rigors of BYOD, simplifying WLAN management and minimizing IT overhead. Florida is a natural location for our expanded sales operation and will serve as a central hub for east coast sales initiatives."

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commission Chair Ken Hagan issued a joint statement saying, "We are very pleased that Meru Networks has selected Tampa to house their sales and operations teams. Meru will bring new jobs and new energy to our local economy as well as continue to strengthen our emerging technology industry. Tampa Hillsborough EDC worked with Meru, Enterprise Florida and our staff throughout the highly competitive process and we look forward to welcoming them to the area. Meru's decision further validates Bloomberg Businessweek's recent inclusion of Tampa among the nation's cities with the biggest growth in technology jobs."

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About Meru Networks

Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) a pioneer in 802.11n wireless networking, develops, markets and sells 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's innovative network-in-control architecture virtualizes wireless access and produces an intelligent, self-monitoring WLAN. Moving to Meru lets enterprises migrate business-critical applications from wired networks to an all-wireless network able to handle the diversity and density of mobile communication devices. Meru's unique "network-in-control" wireless architecture is used by all major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, health care, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and government. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and operates worldwide. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more information.

About Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC is officially recognized by Enterprise Florida as Hillsborough County's primary business recruitment and retention economic development team in partnership with Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, Temple Terrace and private Investors. Its primary mission is to create jobs that pay above average wages and to broaden the tax base by generating new, sustainable capital investment.

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 Meru's ability to provide expert support to meet the needs of today's high-demand mobile environments, the ability to bring new jobs and energy to the local Tampa economy and strengthen the Tampa technology industry. 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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