Aerohive Introduces the Most-Adaptable Wireless Infrastructure Available Today for Connected Enterprises

New Products Double Network Capacity with 802.11ac Wave 2 Everywhere and Unified Wired and Wireless Cloud Management

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 5, 2016 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE) today announced new 802.11ac Wave 2 access points, a new line of switches, and a new release of HiveManager® NG that together deliver the most-adaptable Wireless infrastructure for the Connected Enterprise.

News Facts

  • New high-performance mobile devices and demanding applications continue to change how connected enterprises do business. With a constantly changing client landscape and new Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the horizon, enterprises are challenged to have network infrastructure for the clients and devices of today while anticipating the connectivity needs of the future.
  • To address escalating connectivity demands today, Aerohive is introducing the AP250 and the AP245X, two new cloud-managed 802.11ac Wave 2 access points that are the first to deliver enterprise-class capabilities and uncompromised wireless functionality while operating on existing standard wired infrastructure of 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE). The access points also feature integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Both the AP250 and the AP245X are built on Aerohive’s proven RF-IQ technology to deliver great Wi-Fi. RF-IQ incorporates distributed control radio intelligence, such as automated channel and power selection, load balancing, band steering, and other capabilities that enable complex radio functionality.
  • Aerohive’s new AP250 access point enables the most-adaptable wireless infrastructure. Its software-selectable radios maximize customers’ return on investment by allowing administrators to select transmission at 2.4GHz and 5GHz or to select dual 5GHz. When integrated into overall network design, the selection of the dual 5GHz mode can effectively double network capacity.
  • The AP250 is the only Wave 2 and BLE solution that can operate in dual 5GHz mode with uncompromised performance for increased capacity, without PoE switch upgrades. Aerohive’s patent-pending RF-IQ antenna and the first-of-its-kind network technology provide polarization and spatial diversity which ensures performance even in dual 5GHz mode, delivering uncompromised performance under 802.3af power budget.
  • The AP245X delivers Wave 2 with external antennas and a rugged design for challenging environments, such as warehouses, manufacturing floors, and extreme temperature environments.
  • Both the AP250 and the AP245X access points feature integrated BLE and a USB port to enhance location-driven services and provide additional wireless connectivity options for IoT and other devices.
  • HiveManager NG, Aerohive’s network management platform, is designed for enterprise-grade scalability and is available for private or public cloud deployment. The new release is now architected for on-premises deployments of up to 20,000 access points. The platform offers the centralized management and powerful functionality enterprises need as well as streamlined user experience and simplified troubleshooting.
  • Aerohive is also introducing four new cloud-managed enterprise switches, the SR2208P, SR2224P, SR2324P, and SR2348P. Available in a range of port densities, from desktop to stacking-capable rack mount, the new switches are managed through HiveManager NG.
  • Together with Aerohive’s access points, these new switches enable complete unified wired and wireless cloud network management from a single pane of glass with improved visibility, centralized control, and reduced cost and complexity.
  • Furthermore, Aerohive has extended its unique Private Pre-Shared Key (PPSK) functionality, which enables customers to manage secure access for specific users and IoT devices. This functionality is important for ease of onboarding and control of Bring Your Own (BYO) and IoT devices. PPSK can now support 100,000 keys in a single instance.

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Pricing and Availability

  • First released in March, the Aerohive AP250 is available today for $999, US list.
  • Aerohive’s AP245X will be available in June for $999, US list; antennas sold separately.
  • HiveManager NG for public cloud deployment is available today and can be purchased with 1-, 3-, or 5-year subscription terms. 1-year plans start at $115 per access point, US list.
  • HiveManager NG Virtual Appliance for private cloud deployment is available today with a perpetual license fee per access point, and a 1-, 3-, or 5-year support contract per device.
  • Aerohive’s SR2208P, SR2224P, and SR2324P will be available in April for $999, $1599, and $3299, respectively, US list.
  • Aerohive’s SR2348P will be available in June for $5499, US list.

Comments

“Wi-Fi infrastructure has become indispensable in the day-to-day operations of enterprises around the world, but as new requirements emerge, networks need to adapt,” said Matthias Machowinski, senior research director, IHS. “Aerohive’s most-recent update to its cloud managed wired and wireless portfolio allows enterprises to address new requirements around new applications, IoT initiatives, and high density deployments.”

“The College of William & Mary needs a wireless network robust enough to support the growth in mobile devices, both in the classroom and in residence halls,” said Norman Elton, network engineer, College of William & Mary. “We are eager to deploy the AP250 access points in order to leverage higher density 5GHz coverage. We believe that the software-selectable radio will play a key role in our transition from a network designed for coverage to one designed for capacity.”

“Mobility gives organizations the opportunity to transform how they serve their customers,“ said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “At the same time, new devices and demands often present challenges for network infrastructures. Our new switches, the new release of HiveManager NG, and Wave 2 access points give our customers the performance, flexibility, and power of cloud management needed to adapt to their evolving business demands.”

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding new Aerohive product and service offerings and statements regarding their expected performance, market receptiveness and competitive advantage. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult or impossible to predict. The actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of these uncertainties, risk and changes in circumstances, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: our ability to continue to attract, integrate, retain and train skilled personnel, general demand for wireless networking in the industry verticals targeted or demand for Aerohive products in particular, unpredictable and changing market conditions, risks associated with the deployment, performance and adoption of new products and services, risks associated with our growth, competitive pressures from existing and new companies, technological change, product development delays, our inability to protect Aerohive intellectual property or to predict or limit exposure to third party claims relating to its or Aerohive’s intellectual property, and general market, political, regulatory, economic and business conditions in the United States and internationally.

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About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, join our community or become a fan on our Facebook page.

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Aerohive & Dicar Networks Keep City of Morgan Hill Residents Wirelessly Connected Across Six Campuses

Customer OverviewAerohive Wireless Access Points

The City of Morgan Hill is located in southern Santa Clara Valley, just south of San Jose in California. The Valley is approximately four miles wide and is surrounded by the Santa Cruz mountain range to the west, and the Diablo mountain range to the east. Departments spanning across five major campuses service the city. These campuses include Information Services, Civic Center, Aquatics Center, Centennial Recreation Center and the Community & Cultural Center. Due to the City’s progressive and forward thinking planning, Morgan Hill is considered a natural setting for business, providing a balanced environment that inspires innovation and productivity.

Challenges

The City of Morgan Hill has an extremely active Recreational program and provides many community services to its residents including sports, aquatics, a fitness center and more. As a result of the mobile device explosion, the city has seen a large uptick in the amount of devices users bring into environments across campuses. Prior to Aerohive, the city relied on a home office network solution to provide Internet access. This product posed several management issues for the IT department working to keep city wireless connectivity separate from public access to minimize security threats. In addition, this home office solution made it difficult to manage capacity due to extreme fluctuation in use across departments and time of day. Above all, the largest challenge was the city’s restricted IT budget and limited staff. Faced with these challenges, the City of Morgan Hill began their search for a commercial-grade, high performance and easily managed networking solution.

Aerohive Solution

Jeff Rosenberger, Information Services Manager with the City of Morgan Hill, worked closely with Armando Garcia at Dicar in Morgan Hill to evaluate three traditional wireless providers including Meraki, Aruba Networks and Aerohive. In an effort to really get a feel for each product, the city tested solution sets from all three vendors. Specifically, engineers were tasked to deploy each product out of the box with little, to no help from the vendor. Aerohive was ultimately chosen for its controller-less architecture, ease of install and configuration and reliable customer service. The City of Morgan Hill is currently utilizing Aerohive’s AP330’s, AP350’s, AP170’s and HiveManager Online.

Why Was Aerohive Selected

  • Aerohive’s ‘smart’ access points are manufactured with built-in intelligence to operate without a controller and reduce the cost and complexity of deployment.
  • Aerohive’s controller-less architecture provides the City of Morgan Hill with the flexibility to actually move access points to support different capacity in higher dense areas.
  • Aerohive’s HiveManager Online is a centralized network management interface that provides customers with real-time topology, performance and client information to simplify troubleshooting and capacity planning. HiveManager Online is ideal for the City of Morgan Hill because it enables IT to manage their distributed environment with ease.
  • HiveManager Online is an enterprise-class management system delivered as a cloud-enabled service. As a result, it easily scales and is extremely cost effective.

“The beauty with Aerohive is the solution is literally plug-n-play. Supplying network access across five different campuses can be difficult to manage when capacity dramatically fluctuates at different times of the day, or year across our facilities. Due to limited budget, we needed a solution that we could start out with as little as one access point and that would cost effectively scale. The Aerohive solution provided us with this option and through our pilot, we were able to justify cost to City Council and move forward with the entire project area that covered our Aquatics, Recreation and Cultural Centers. With Aerohive, we now have the ability to literally relocate an access point from one place to another and provide more coverage where we need it within a matter of minutes. This kind of flexibility is one of the biggest reasons we went with Aerohive, and we are continuing to expand this solution with our Police Department and Public Works Corporation Yards in the next year.” -Jeff Rosenberger, Information Services Manager, City of Morgan Hill

Aerohive Wins Three New Prestigious Awards for its Innovative Enterprise Networking Solutions

Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled enterprise networking, today announced it has been recognized with three industry accolades in the last two months. The company’s success in providing enterprise networking solutions has led to a recent series of industry distinctions including the AlwaysOn Global 250 Ones to Watch, CRN’s 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor, and eSchool Media 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

News Facts

  • Aerohive’s networking solutions are based on a unique, distributed intelligence architecture that include enterprise-class Wi-Fi Access Points, revolutionary, easy-to-deploy Branch Routers and an on premise or cloud-based network management solution for easy configuration and monitoring.
  • The AlwaysOn Global 250 Ones to Watch annual list highlights the 50 most promising private companies across the globe in cloud, digital media, mobile and other Internet-based technologies.
  • Aerohive was specially selected among thousands of technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry thought leaders. The AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts conducted a rigorous three-month selection process based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
  • Aerohive was recognized by CRN as an Emerging Technology Vendor. This annual list highlights companies delivering easy-to-use solutions, generating the high margins solutions providers require and have an active U.S. channel strategy.
  • eSchool Media’s 2012-2013 Readers’ Choice Awards honor the best products and services in education technology. Practicing educators along with school and college administrators from across North America nominated their favorite ed-tech product or service. Aerohive was chosen for its scalable wireless architecture providing simple, centralized network management in the classroom.
  • For more information on Aerohive’s award winning technology, please visit https://www.aerohive.com/solutions/solutions-overview

Comments

“These recent accomplishments recognize what we’ve been working towards since Aerohive’s inception,” said Stephen Philip, VP of Marketing, Aerohive Networks. “We are proud to be honored as an industry leader based on our successes this past year. We take these awards as a validation of the innovation and dedication that has spurred Aerohive’s increasing momentum in the market.”