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WiFi · Wired · Cloud · Branch On-Demand
“ Aerohive addresses one of the key issues that companies like us have with controller-based access
points. We have some larger sites, but also quite a few smaller ones. Deploying an expensive controller
for just one or two access points in a small satellite office is cost-prohibitive.”
— Martin Walker, Director of Global IT Architecture, Engineering, and Operations
Flow International Corp.
A Modern Access Network—
• Accommodates the BYOD client explosion
• Optimizes applications for mobile users
• Features ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage with 8-10 times
bandwidth improvements via 802.11n
• Enables Wi-Fi as a viable replacement for Ethernet
• Allows wired and wireless access to work together,
• Provides simple, secure guest access
Access granted.
Today’s enterprise is changing dramatically in the face of a series of inescapable global
trends, including the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobility explosion, the emergence of
“mobile first” access preference for every device, and the efficiencies of cloud services.
These initiatives, combined with the decentralization of the corporate office to include
remote offices, branch offices, and teleworkers performing critical functions are forcing
enterprises to reevaluate IT strategies.
Aerohive is a cloud networking company that provides comprehensive access solutions for
the mobile first enterprise. Built from the ground up for today’s challenges, Aerohive sets
new standards for how to address these global trends that are impacting every organization
with a unique and powerful combination of distributed networking intelligence, known as
our Cooperative Control architecture, and an industry leading cloud services infrastructure.
This allows Aerohive to deliver secure, enterprise-class access to every site—from a large
campus or headquarters to remote branches and even single teleworker offices – with
consistent, predictable service and maximum security.
Enabling secure mobility regardless of the user’s location or device and optimizing the user
experience with mobile applications allows the enterprise to enjoy greater productivity,
improved employee morale, and better customer service, while at the same time reducing
cost and complexity. With Aerohive, work becomes what you do, not a place you go.
“ Aerohive has given us a highly resilient wireless network that’s both easy to deploy and manage,
with the capabilities to meet our needs far into the future. Considering all the features we sought,
Aerohive was the most cost-effective solution. Choosing Aerohive was a unanimous decision.”
— Dwayne Hottinger, Network Administrator,
Harrisonburg City Public Schools
Extended Enterprise -
• Branch on Demand instantly creates
a fully secure branch network
• No remote expertise required
• Hands-free, automatic provisioning
over the Internet
• Full enterprise security and
centralized management
• Consistent, user-based security
enforcement regardless of device
Advantages of the Aerohive architecture include no U-turns, bottlenecks, or single points of failure, with increased reliability at reduced cost.
Controller-based Architecture Aerohive Controller-less Architecture
Our Approach
Legacy WLANs were designed in an era when wireless was an add-on network that needed
to be isolated and managed. The central controller is a direct result of the fact that there
was insufficient processing power at that time to distribute intelligence to the APs at the
edge, which is the model used in other networking infrastructure like routers or firewalls.
Controllers were invented to “deal with the problem” of Wi-Fi in the enterprise, using the
technology that was available ten years ago.
At Aerohive, on the other hand, we designed our systems using today’s advanced
processing power, to create an access network with intelligence at the edge, the ability to
dynamically route around problems, and no single point of failure. Our design was based
upon the fundamental premise that mobile device use would expand dramatically in the
enterprise, that Wi-Fi would become the primary form of access, and that user identity is far
more important than connection type. Aerohive’s solution distributes all control functions,
policy enforcement, and data forwarding to edge devices while maintaining a centralized
management system for monitoring and configuration—similar to how routing and firewall
systems function.
To further increase the power and flexibility of the access layer and “simpli-fi” the
deployment and operation of access solutions in a distributed environment, Aerohive
pioneered cloud-enabled networking. This new solution leverages a cloud services platform
to remove the cost and complexity of deploying and managing network services in a
distributed environment, while delivering enterprise-class performance and security.
Your Cloud or Ours?
Cloud-enabled networking leverages cloud technology to achieve IT efficiencies not possible
with classic network architectures. This process enables enterprises to increase capacity
without having to make capital investments in additional servers, storage, and networking
infrastructure. It provides flexibility and scale, helping enterprise IT boost the utility of their
resources, increase their agility to meet business needs, expand their reach, and reliably
support users around the world.
The Aerohive Cloud Services Platform is a globally distributed cloud-based infrastructure
that leverages Aerohive’s patent-pending Cloud-Proxy technology and our HiveManager
Online SaaS offering. The combination is seamlessly integrated with a set of partner
Software- and Infrastructure-as-a-Service applications and with your corporate network
With Aerohive, network survivability is built-in, and interruptions to cloud connectivity do not
impact ongoing network operation. This is because data does not go to the cloud to enable
control or policy enforcement functions, such as authentication, roaming, or QoS. These
functions are all handled at the edge with our Cooperative Control architecture.
Unique to the industry, Aerohive’s HiveManager NMS is a SaaS solution that can also be
deployed on-premises, in your own virtualized data center. This approach allows you to get
many of the benefits of HiveManager Online in your own infrastructure. You can even use
Aerohive’s public infrastructure to simplify access point, switch, and router provisioning,
while still hosting HiveManager on-premises. You can migrate between online and on-
premises at any stage of your deployment.
A scalable cloud solution can include an
on-premises HiveManager NMS or can
be delivered via a SaaS model.
“ Aerohive treated us like a partner with a common interest. Combined with the cost, network
management, and security benefits the cooperative control architecture delivers, the outstanding
service and professionalism of the Aerohive team sealed the deal for us.”
—Gayle Crouch, Director of IT
7-Eleven Stores
Aerohive Architectural
• No U-turns, bottlenecks, or single
points of failure
• Unified access layer including APs,
switches, and routers to provide
mobile-optimized networking to every
• Flexible expansion—just add APs as
your requirements grow
• Superior branch performance and
• Real mesh support creates a self-
healing network
• Increased reliability and reduced cost,
because no controllers are required
• Advanced, value-added, cloud-based
• Minimal feature licenses—virtually
everything you need is built into the
A cloud-enabled approach—
• Lowers the budgetary point of entry,
by moving CAPEX to OPEX
• Enables automatic upgrades,
backup, and simple provisioning
• Requires no rack space or power
consumption, enabling a green
• Provides inherent high-reliability
(resilient data centers)
• Enables easier and faster support,
because you can manage the full
deployment from anywhere
• Lets you start small and expand
gradually as your needs grow
• Increases network flexibility to
provide robust network services
anywhere, on-demand
“ Aerohive’s controller-less architecture enables us to add APs with little intervention or
reconfiguration—in two clicks, new APs can be up and running. This simplicity allows us to save
time and money that can be injected into other projects, such as Voice over WLAN and assets
tracking, which deliver immediate value to the hospital. Given the success of the deployment, we
are already developing new wireless initiatives and plan to further expand the network.”
—Wolfgang Wauters, ICT Manager
Antwerp University Hospital
Access Points
Aerohive’s WLAN access points are an innovative new class of wireless infrastructure equipment
powered by Cooperative Control technology to provide the benefits of a controller-based Wi-Fi
solution, without requiring a controller or an overlay network. APs are organized into “hives” that
share control information between them, and enable functions like fast secure L2/L3 roaming,
coordinated RF management, security, QoS, and mesh networking. This sharing capability results
in a next-generation wireless LAN architecture that is easy to deploy and expand, while retaining
resiliancy—all without a controller.
BR100 AP110 AP121 AP141 AP330 AP350 AP170
Indoor Indoor Industrial Outdoor
1-Radio 802.11n Dual Radio 802.11n
1x1:1 65 Mbps
2x2:2 300 Mbps
2x2 300 Mbps 802.11n
Standard Radios
3x3 450 Mbps 802.11n
High Power Radios
2x2 300 Mbps
802.11n High
Power Radios
N/A TPM Security Chip
5X Fast.E 1X Gig.E 2X Gig.E 1X Gig.E
N/A PoE (802.3af + 802.3at) and AC Power PoE (802.3at)
N/A Plenum Rated Plenum & Dust
Water Proof (IP
0 to 40°C -20 to 55°C -40 to 55°C
USB for 3G modem USB for future use USB for 3G modem N/A
Aerohive’s revolutionary new routers combine 802.11n performance, enterprise grade
security, and wired/wireless connectivity via the cloud. Aerohive routers can be easily
provisioned for maximum convenience and cost-effectiveness. Organizations may choose to
purchase routers outright or via our Branch on Demand Network-as-a-Service subscription
offering. This subscription includes both the router itself and HiveManager Online, for the
ultimate in simplicity and flexibility. Routers require no end-user intervention, but rather “phone
home” for configuration details that are pushed from HiveManager once the device identity is
verified. The result is a unique, zero-touch branch office network which is enabled by simply
plugging in the router. Aerohive makes it possible to centrally activate thousands of remote
sites with just a few clicks.
BR100 BR200
Single Radio
1x1 802.11 b/g/n
Single Radio
3x3:3 450 Mbps 802.11
a/b/g/n Dual Radios
5-10 Mbps FW/VPN 30-50 Mbps FW/VPN
5x 10/100 Ethernet 5x 10/100/1000
AC Powered
USB for 3G/4G
N/A 2x PoE PSE
Aerohive Networks SR platforms combine enterprise-class access switching with cloud-enabled
management, on-demand provisioning, and secure branch routing to provide the industry’s most
advanced networking feature set to the edge of your network. Built on the deep, feature-rich
HiveOS operating system, the SR platforms offer state-of-the-art gigabit switching with advanced
features like user-based QoS and 802.1X multiple authentication for voice and data coexistence,
along with traditional switch features such as LLDP, Spanning Tree, and IGMP snooping. In
addition, the SRs accelerate branch consolidation efforts by integrating secure branch routing,
3G/4G connectivity, and advanced switching to provide an all-in-one solution for branch offices.
Combining these capabilities with cloud-based services such as on-demand provisioning, hands-
free configuration and updates, and unified wired and wireless policies allows the SRs to join the
rest of the Aerohive Cooperative Control network to provide a seamless, high-quality enterprise-
class experience for all connected users.
SR2024 SR2124P SR2148P
24 Gigabit Ethernet 48 Gigabit Ethernet
8 Ports PoE+ (195 W) 24 Ports PoE+ (408 W) 48 Ports PoE+ (779 W)
4 Ports 1G SFP Uplink 4 Ports 10 Gigabit SFP/SFP+ Uplink
Routing with 3G/4G USB support and Line rate switching
56Gbps switching 128Gbps switching 176Gbps Switching
Single Power Supply Redundant Power Supply Capable
*Aerohive SR2124P and SR2148P will be available in the 2nd half of 2013
Cloud Services Platform
The Aerohive Cloud Services Platform is a globally distributed, cloud-based infrastructure that
is home to Aerohive-developed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. The Cloud Services
Platform also leverages our patent-pending Cloud Proxy feature to seamlessly integrate a set
of partner cloud applications. The result is robust cloud-enabled network solutions for Aerohive
customers that are provisioned through Aerohive’s own HiveManager Online SaaS.
Aerohive Cloud Capabilities
• Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications provide flexible, economic network security and
mobile device management capabilities, enabling organizations of any size to start small and
grow incrementally
• Out-of-band applications allow capabilities to be deployed and managed even without a direct
connection to the corporate data center
• Globally distributed Aerohive data centers provide a 99.9% uptime service level agreement,
backup services, and data privacy to ensure services and data are always safe
• Distributed intelligence means your network doesn’t change functionality if connection to the
cloud is lost
Network Management
Aerohive Networks HiveManager is a management system for Aerohive networking
products. HiveManager enables simple policy creation, firmware upgrades, configuration
updates, and centralized monitoring from a single console.
Aerohive combines enterprise-class access points, branch routers, and switches with a suite
of Cooperative Control protocols and functions to provide unified wired and wireless access
that ensures consistent policy, permissions, and security based on identity and device type
regardless of user location. HiveManager provides a centralized management console for the
entire network which enables global policy, configuration, and monitoring with full application
visibility of thousands of APs, routers, and switches. HiveManager lowers operating costs by
speeding deployment, configuration and monitoring of the entire network.
Because it is software-only, the HiveManager network management and provisioning
solution is able to be deployed in a variety of form factors. HiveManager can be virtualized
to deliver a public cloud solution, integrated into an enterprise’s own virtualized data
center on a platform such as VMware, or can be delivered on a hardened appliance. With
HiveManager, you get the flexibility to meet any requirement.
HiveManager NMS can be delivered three ways:
• HiveManager Online—a SaaS management solution utilizing Aerohive’s Cloud Services
• HiveManager Virtual appliance—a VMware virtual management solution
• HiveManager appliance—an on-premise, hardened 1U appliance for your data center
Aerohive Applications
ID Manager
ID Manager is the first enterprise guest management system to leverage the cloud to simplify and
automate the deployment and maintenance of enterprise guest management. Aerohive simplifies
guest management by combining industry-leading authentication integration with the Aerohive
Cloud Services Platform to eliminate the need for any additional hardware or software to deliver
a scalable, simple-to-administer enterprise guest management solution that streamlines the on-
boarding of visitors. Whether required at a single site or over a globally distributed, multi-lingual
company, ID Manager’s cloud-enabled flexibility and simplicity provides a complete solution for
every site.
StudentManager is a powerful WLAN monitoring and reporting system for school districts that use
Aerohive APs for wireless access. StudentManager includes Aerohive’s powerful network-based,
client vendor-agnostic student monitoring and access control system, TeacherView, as well as a
suite of features such as Student Information System integration, Lesson Planning, and CIO-level
reporting for classes, schools, and districts. StudentManager is available as a convenient virtual
appliance that can be added onto the district’s platform.
The Aerohive TeacherView classroom wireless access application is a simple-to-use web
interface that provides classroom status to a teacher at login – without requiring the teacher
to pre-configure any parameters. The graphical display quickly shows the Client Health status
of all the classroom devices, and enables a teacher to view the online resources students
are accessing. The teacher can also enable or disable access to the Internet and the local
student network, as well as redirect students to a specific online web resource. TeacherView
is included with the purchase of HiveManager Online, HiveManager Virtual Appliance, or
HiveManager Appliance.
Service & Support
Aerohive’s support services are designed to help you design, deploy, manage, and operate
an Aerohive network. From planning to maintenance, Aerohive will give you the support you
need throughout the product lifecycle.
Technical Support
Aerohive’s support offerings provide you with what you need to keep your wireless network
up and running. Aerohive provides several options including software upgrades and updates,
8x5 or 24x7 email and phone support, and advanced hardware replacement.
Aerohive’s technical training courses provide network professionals with the information
and skills necessary to design and optimize an Aerohive deployment, install and configure
Aerohive devices and HiveManager, and troubleshoot routine problems in your wireless
All Aerohive products are bundled with a limited lifetime hardware warranty that provides
replacement for the device. Aerohive’s warranty policy shows our commitment to delivering
value to our customers, and provide you with peace of mind from the knowledge that
Aerohive will help in the event of a problem.
Aerohive Networks, Inc.
330 Gibraltar Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA
+1 408-510-6100
Aerohive Networks Europe LTD
The Courtyard
16-18 West Street
Surrey, GU9 7DR
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 visit, call us at
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