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Aerohive Networks offers wireless LAN.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/5q/vf/HT4PGGP5EBG0.pngAerohive is Amazing!Aerohive has been deployed within 2 of our many divisions within the company. We have found the Aerohive product to be far more robust than Ruckus, or Aruba in providing ease of access, policy creation, and overall management. We also use a lot of wireless scanner guns, which makes wireless more than just a critical device... we live or die by our wireless connectivity. Aerohive Devices rarely have to be set up manually, so interference is minimal... even on the 2.4 gigahertz spectrum. This makes my life as an engineer much easier as I don't have to change things that don't need to be changed..,Ease of deployment - Setting up an AP is easy as powering it on, the controller finds it. Apply a policy, and move forward with your day. Ease of management - Policy updates and firmware updates are point and click Amazing Radios - Signal strength is unparalelled for enterprise wireless environments.,More visibility into your product certification process. - Certifications are a great way to show employers you're serious about the products they have. Not all of us have the means to go to a class just to take your test. Ruckus provides this much easier than aerohive, free online training, and 60 bucks for a test. Account execs need to be more engaged, resellers provide better turn around than aerohive account reps. Add task templates, or at least make them easier to access if they're available.,9,Less downtime to our business units that use Aerohive Radios are very compatible with most wireless devices out today I spend less time managing Aerohive than any other wireless product,Cisco Aironet Access Points,VMware ESXi, Cisco ASA, Check Point 4000 AppliancesAerohive Wireless: It just works!We use Aerohive wireless to provide solid wi-fi across the organization, including one central office, two warehouses, and multiple small office/home office installations. With this latest generation of wi-fi tech, we now have visibility into wi-fi and switching across the entire organization, and remote troubleshooting and resolution of most issues is now a reality rather than a hypothetical.,If your subscription lapses, the AP's don't stop functioning (I'm looking at you, Meraki). The "hive" architecture that is the backbone of the Aerohive platform: the cloud is just configuration management and reporting, the "controller" is a mesh network that auto-configures itself on your layer 2 network Auto-provisioning is exactly what the doctor ordered: scan the barcode on several unopened boxes of AP's into the cloud interface, ship them off, plug them in at the remote site, wait ten minutes, BLAMMO. Incredible wi-fi with no muss, no fuss.,Splintering of the HiveManagers: Right now, there are two HiveManagers: HiveManager NG and HiveManager Classic - Certain products are only compatible with HiveManager NG (such as the 8-port fanless switches we would like to use), but HiveManager NG doesn't support routers (which we have),8,Warehouse picking guns don't disconnect constantly anymore I have a lot more time to create value for the business, because I'm not troubleshooting wi-fi anymore. Segregating guest wi-fi from production wi-fi has been good for compliance.,Cisco Meraki Wireless WAN, Aruba Networks Wireless and Dell WirelessAerohive is fast and easy to deploy, but know their limitations!We use Aerohive for remote access, typically for users working from home but also for very small offices. Representatives across all business units use the technology.,Extremely easy to provision new devices, once the profiles are set up, due to centralized management Very quick provisioning of new devices, due to centralized management and predefined profiles,They do no support 2-factor authentication or IP whitelisting to log onto their cloud-based management portal. Organization learned the importance of 2FA over a decade ago, yet Aerohive hasn't caught on. Tier 1 technical support is generally terrible. I am almost guaranteed to get the run-around when a tier 1 picks up the support case, and they are incentivised to hold on to the case as long as possible. If you don't get a good answer right away, immediate request an escalation! Lack of useful logging during normal usage and stability of the software seem to be a constant issue in their BR (branch router) platform, though it has gotten better in the last year or so.,6,Initial expense is high due to pricey hardware, though recurring costs make the ROI better over the long term. Remote access is fairly simple and we can deploy entire home setups or even small offices very quickly. This is provides good ROI to get the business moving quickly.,Aruba Networks Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Citrix NetScaler,Netskope, Cisco Nexus, Palo Alto Networks PA-3000 Series, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Trello, Avaya Aura Platform
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September 12, 2018

Aerohive Wireless Review: "Aerohive is Amazing!"

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Aerohive has been deployed within 2 of our many divisions within the company. We have found the Aerohive product to be far more robust than Ruckus, or Aruba in providing ease of access, policy creation, and overall management. We also use a lot of wireless scanner guns, which makes wireless more than just a critical device... we live or die by our wireless connectivity.

Aerohive Devices rarely have to be set up manually, so interference is minimal... even on the 2.4 gigahertz spectrum. This makes my life as an engineer much easier as I don't have to change things that don't need to be changed..
  • Ease of deployment - Setting up an AP is easy as powering it on, the controller finds it. Apply a policy, and move forward with your day.
  • Ease of management - Policy updates and firmware updates are point and click
  • Amazing Radios - Signal strength is unparalelled for enterprise wireless environments.
  • More visibility into your product certification process. - Certifications are a great way to show employers you're serious about the products they have. Not all of us have the means to go to a class just to take your test. Ruckus provides this much easier than aerohive, free online training, and 60 bucks for a test.
  • Account execs need to be more engaged, resellers provide better turn around than aerohive account reps.
  • Add task templates, or at least make them easier to access if they're available.
Aerohive works amazingly well in warehouses and offices. I have not tried it outside as of yet.
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November 03, 2017

User Review: "Aerohive Wireless: It just works!"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Aerohive wireless to provide solid wi-fi across the organization, including one central office, two warehouses, and multiple small office/home office installations. With this latest generation of wi-fi tech, we now have visibility into wi-fi and switching across the entire organization, and remote troubleshooting and resolution of most issues is now a reality rather than a hypothetical.
  • If your subscription lapses, the AP's don't stop functioning (I'm looking at you, Meraki).
  • The "hive" architecture that is the backbone of the Aerohive platform: the cloud is just configuration management and reporting, the "controller" is a mesh network that auto-configures itself on your layer 2 network
  • Auto-provisioning is exactly what the doctor ordered: scan the barcode on several unopened boxes of AP's into the cloud interface, ship them off, plug them in at the remote site, wait ten minutes, BLAMMO. Incredible wi-fi with no muss, no fuss.
  • Splintering of the HiveManagers: Right now, there are two HiveManagers: HiveManager NG and HiveManager Classic - Certain products are only compatible with HiveManager NG (such as the 8-port fanless switches we would like to use), but HiveManager NG doesn't support routers (which we have)
Aerohive is well-suited for just about any indoors wireless environment with a mission-critical need for wireless. The gear is pretty good, the cloud control is great, and the support is top-notch. If you only need one or two AP's to meet your needs, Aerohive might not be your golden ticket, but once you need 2-3 AP's in range of one another, you're going to need Aerohive in your life.
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March 17, 2017

Aerohive Wireless Review: "Aerohive is fast and easy to deploy, but know their limitations!"

Score 6 out of 10
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We use Aerohive for remote access, typically for users working from home but also for very small offices. Representatives across all business units use the technology.
  • Extremely easy to provision new devices, once the profiles are set up, due to centralized management
  • Very quick provisioning of new devices, due to centralized management and predefined profiles
  • They do no support 2-factor authentication or IP whitelisting to log onto their cloud-based management portal. Organization learned the importance of 2FA over a decade ago, yet Aerohive hasn't caught on.
  • Tier 1 technical support is generally terrible. I am almost guaranteed to get the run-around when a tier 1 picks up the support case, and they are incentivised to hold on to the case as long as possible. If you don't get a good answer right away, immediate request an escalation!
  • Lack of useful logging during normal usage and stability of the software seem to be a constant issue in their BR (branch router) platform, though it has gotten better in the last year or so.
A large segment of the Aerohive client base is the education market, which is very different in terms of agility and immediate support needs of financial institutions. They seem to focus more effort on their wireless AP solutions, which I have only rarely tested. When it comes to remote access, the solution is still relatively expensive due to the upfront hardware purchase, though recurring costs are fairly low.
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