|[January 13, 2014]
Aerohive Empowers Retail Technology with Cloud Networking and Integrated Analytics
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
leader in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled enterprise networking,
today announced its commitment to empowering retail organizations with
next generation Wi-Fi solutions. In 2013, Aerohive (News - Alert) developed ongoing
retail technology partnerships with Euclid
geared toward enabling retailers to succeed in today's evolving retail
The retail industry is undergoing a major transformation today as
technologies, ranging from mobile point of sales (POS) solutions,
interactive digital signage and Omni-channel integration, are
increasingly leveraged by brick-and-mortar retailers, who must compete
with the growing e-commerce space.
Helping retailers to keep up with the pace of technology innovation,
Aerohive has developed ongoing partnerships with leading retail
analytics provider Euclid and mobile device management provider
AirWatch. The seamless combination of Aerohive's cloud-enabled
networking solutions with these retail-tailored technologies helps
physical retailers optimize business operations, increase efficiency
and better engage shoppers.
with Euclid arms physical retailers with the ability to measure
in-store behavior to improve the shopper experience and better compete
with online retailers. This joint solution allows retailers to measure
the activity of all shoppers carrying a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone. All
Aerohive Access Point (AP) series are enabled with Euclid sensors,
allowing retailers to use HiveManager® Online integrated with the
Euclid analytics dashboard to better understand consumer behavior
through shopper traffic and engagement reports. As of December 2013,
the Aerohive and Euclid joint solution is now deployed in over 400
customer sites worldwide.
Aerohive provides integration with AirWatch, a
leading enterprise mobility management company, providing
retailers with solutions for mobile security, workspace, BYOD,
application and content management. This integration provides
retailers with control and visibility over mobile devices within their
businesses - including point-of-sale (POS) hardware, tablets and
Aerohive's proprietary cloud-managed Wi-Fi technology provides
visibility and control, key for retailers with geographically
distributed locations to manage the influx of mobile devices in their
networks. This context-based visibility provides IT administrators
with reports on exactly what is happening on their network, and allows
them to granularly control exactly which applications are permitted,
prioritized, or de-prioritized for access by specific users based on
user identity, device type, location and time.
Aerohive's enterprise-class network management system HiveManager
Online also provides client management functionality,
auto-provisioning clients with unique identification. This allows IT
administrators to solve the challenge of distinguishing
corporate-issued consumer devices from employee-owned BYOD ones, while
also enabling them to enforce device security controls such as
passcode restrictions and email/contact configuration.
Aerohive's integrated security, monitoring and reporting capabilities
facilitate the implementation of Payment Card Industry (PCI (News - Alert)) compliant
solutions. With integrated Wireless Intrusion Protection system (WIPs)
functionality, all Aerohive Access Points can perform off-channel
scanning to identify, locate and report unauthorized rogue access
points and clients to Aerohive's HiveManager Online cloud platform. By
leveraging these functionalities, Aerohive enables retail IT
organizations to produce a detailed PCI compliance report and reduce
their transaction risk.
Aerohive will be at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2014
tradeshow from January 13-14 in New York City, NY. Meet our team at
booth #4062 located on the "Voice & Communications" floor.
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"The unique way Aerohive has designed its branch networking architecture
is a superior solution - the Aerohive devices only need to check in and
connect, making an ideal solution for a retailer like Burgerville with
numerous branch offices." - Dave Tallbut, PavelComm, Burgerville's IT
"We decided to deploy wireless handheld SAP (News - Alert) clients to provide our
employees with a movable workplace so they could order goods and take
stocks directly from their handheld device. The right wireless network
was critical to this." - Andrius �eme�kevicius, IT Director, Rimi Baltic
"From Aerohive we have not only purchased a highly secure system, but
also witnessed the benefits of high uptime infrastructure that's easily
managed from one place, and above all, part of our own winning formula -
value for money."
-Albert Cornelisse, IT Manager, Hoogvliet
"The granularity the Aerohive solution provides goes beyond our
expectations. We have so much more control of our network at the edge
with Aerohive switches, easily monitoring our retail locations from
headquarters. As we plan for the future, we look forward to taking
advantage of unified cloud management, as well as enterprise retail
analytic features for a complete wireless solution that not only can be
simple, but also is a valuable and an integral part of retail operations"
- Cory Brown, Network Engineer, Dari Mart Inc.
"Euclid's partnership with Aerohive enables brick and mortar retailers
to attract more customers and to optimize their in-store experience. For
years, online retail has been able to answer fundamental questions
around what marketing promotions are�most effective in driving traffic,
when customers visit, if they are engaged, and how often they return.
The close integration of Aerohive's scalable Wi-Fi solutions and
Euclid's industry-leading customer analytics makes it simple for every
offline retailer to use anonymous device data to capture these same
insights across all their stores."
Ken Leung, CTO, Euclid Analytics
"Retailers are equipping employees with mobile technology to improve the
customer experience through mPOS and real-time access to information,"
said Kevin Keith, director of business development, AirWatch. "Our
partnership with Aerohive allows our retail customers to optimize
business operations while ensuring corporate information is secure and
personal customer privacy is protected."
"The mobile device explosion has impacted every industry, and the retail
market is no exception," said David Greene, Chief Marketing Officer at
Aerohive. "Today's retailers are facing a number of complex challenges -
our retail-focused partnerships and Wi-Fi solutions demonstrate our
commitment to helping the retail industry innovate and stay ahead of the
curve by using advanced cloud technologies."
About Aerohive Networks (News - Alert)
Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
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include Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Kleiner Perkins
Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, New Enterprise
Associates, Inc. (NEA) and Northern Light Venture Capital. For
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