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Aerohive Networks

December 17, 2009 17:30 ET

SC Magazine Recognizes Aerohive Networks as 2009 Industry Innovator for Wireless Security

Wireless LAN Pioneer Chosen for Cutting-Edge Security Management Features

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that SC Magazine, the longest-running information security magazine in the world, has named Aerohive the "2009 Industry Innovator" for wireless security in its December 2009 issue. Aerohive was recognized in the Perimeter Defense-Wireless Security category for the cutting-edge security management features in its cooperative control wireless LAN access points (HiveAPs). SC Magazine selected Industry Innovators based on a combination of business and technical innovation. More information about Aerohive Networks is available at, and SC Magazine's award write-up is available at

"Aerohive is a true innovator. The company has a totally unique view of the wired/wireless paradigm and a forward-looking approach to pervasive wireless deployment that replaces Ethernet in the enterprise," said Peter Stephenson, technical editor, SC Magazine. "Aerohive's mix of cutting-edge technology, market savvy, and vision has earned it a coveted spot on the 2009 list."

"Aerohive is widely recognized as a wireless LAN technology innovator, both for our pioneering approach to wireless network architecture and for our security and per user policy enforcement capabilities including WIDS, stateful inspection firewall, VPN and strong authentication suite of 802.1X, RADIUS, Active Directory and Private PSK," said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive. "We're honored to receive this recognition from SC Magazine."

Aerohive's unique cooperative control wireless LAN architecture requires no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the HiveAPs enables them to self-organize into groups called hives. The result is a secure multi-service wireless LAN infrastructure that is able to support a vast array of wireless devices, application types, and service levels, with faster client performance, wire-like resilience, and lower capital and operational costs. HiveAPs support a wide array of access control and security functions, such as 802.11i, wireless IDS, stateful inspection firewall, 802.1X authentication, and guest access control, and integrate with third-party solutions, such as Microsoft NAP- and TNC-based systems, to enforce endpoint compliance checking.

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, to move applications to the air, and to maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit or call 408-988-9918.

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