|[March 05, 2013]
ADDING MULTIMEDIA Aerohive Expands Industry Leading Cloud Networking Portfolio to Address the Challenges of the "Mobile First" Enterprise
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
leader in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled enterprise networking,
today announced it has expanded its cloud
networking solutions to include the new SR-series
6.0 network management system, and HiveOS®
6.0 network operating system. The new SR-series access switches
combine cloud-management, on-demand provisioning and secure branch
routing to reduce the complexity of today's "mobile first" enterprise.
HiveManager and HiveOS 6.0 add a new customizable analytics dashboard
and user-based application visibility and control to Aerohive's (News - Alert) industry
leading policy enforcement capabilities. This upgrade leapfrogs
traditional networking solutions and allows organizations to fine-tune
mobile device security and manageability.
These new SR-series switches, combined with Aerohive's cloud-managed,
cooperative APs, and the new HiveManager and HiveOS 6.0 create a
complete, unified access solution for the "mobile first" enterprise.
Legacy access networks were not designed to deal with the complexities
of today's "mobile first" enterprise. The mobile device explosion has
added a significant operational burden to already over extended IT
departments. While an overlay WLAN can be used to reduce and
"rightsize" the switch port count, it does not provide the operational
advantages of a unified access layer solution.
In response to the growing "mobile first" enterprise trend, Aerohive
is expanding its cloud networking portfolio to create a unified access
layer solution. The SR-series access switches combined with Aerohive's access
points and branch
routers, delivers a unified access layer solution to greatly
simplify network management and provisioning. When deployed together,
the enterprise-class switches allow IT administrators to manage the
access network as a single entity nd provide granular visibility into
who and what is on the network.
HiveManager and HiveOS 6.0 deliver granular visibility and control of
almost 1000 different applications. This enables organizations to see
what applications are in use and prioritize application and network
access based on user context such as user identity, device type,
location and time of day. Specifically, administrators can match
applications with individual users, or user groups (guest, BYOD,
employee, etc.), and in just a few clicks modify policies to block,
limit or prioritize that particular application.
According to Gartner (News - Alert),
"The number of switching ports being
deployed at the edge of the network is decreasing as enterprises
rightsize their infrastructure, and growing mobility requirements are
changing the way that enterprises look at the edge of the network. In
a recent Gartner survey, 76% of enterprises noted that a single IT
resource was being used to manage these changes." According to a
report by Gartner analysts Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi, "As a result
of these changes, Gartner is seeing the emergence of a unified access
layer that provides wired and wireless connectivity. It must also
provide consolidation of network tools while reducing the complexity
and costs of the network application services needed to provision,
manage, authenticate and even locate end users across one or multiple
*Gartner, Inc., A Unified Access
Layer Forces Changes to Infrastructure Thinking at the Edge of the
Network 20 March 2012.
Features and Benefits
SR-Series Access Switches
Enterprise Gigabit switching platform with advanced features
including user-based QoS, storm control and 802.1X multiple
authentication for voice and data coexistence
Accelerates branch consolidation efforts by integrating secure
branch routing, 3G/4G connectivity and advanced switching to
provide an all-in-one solution for branch offices.
24-, 48- port models plus 8-, 24-, and 48-port high-power POE
Customizable Dashboards for Complete Network Visibility and Control
Sophisticated context-based analytics provide views by device
types, top users, user groups and locations by data usage, as well
as troubleshooting information across both wired and wireless
Application Traffic Shaping Based on User and Device Context
HiveOS 6.0 enhances Aerohive's robust traffic shaping capabilities
to include almost 1000 Layer 7 applications.
Policy Enforcement Based on User and Device Context
HiveOS 6.0 adds application firewall capabilities supporting the
ability to block or permit access to over 1000 applications based
on user context - identity, device type, location and time.
Pricing and Availability
"Security and visibility are mission critical factors for healthcare
organizations handling sensitive data on a day-to-day basis," said
Rodney Dukes, network architect, IASIS Healthcare. "Aerohive's new
enterprise-class switches and centralized network management provide
visibility and control over who and what is connected to our networks at
all times. With Aerohive's cloud-enabled solution, we now have granular
mobile device security and control that ensures our branch networks are
running smoothly and securely 24/7."
"Today, managing the surge in enterprise mobility has become the primary
concern for organizations evaluating how their users connect to the
corporate network," said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive "Our new SR series
switches along with our APs, branch routers and cloud management allow
our customers to build an access layer solution that is optimized for
the mobile centric enterprises of the 21st century."
About Aerohive Networks (News - Alert)
People want to work anywhere; on any device, and IT needs to enable them
-- without drowning in complexity or compromising on security,
performance, reliability or cost. Aerohive's mission is to Simpli-Fi
these enterprise access networks with a cloud-enabled, self-organizing,
service-aware, identity-based infrastructure that includes innovative
Wi-Fi, VPN, branch routing and switching solutions.
Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The company's investors
include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners,
Northern Light Venture Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA)
and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). For more information, please
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