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Aerohive® Starts Shipping A3 - Secure Access Management Solution
[May 15, 2018]

Aerohive® Starts Shipping A3 - Secure Access Management Solution


Aerohive Networks™ (NYSE: HIVE), a Cloud Networking leader, today launched A3, a new vendor-agnostic Secure Access Management solution that introduces a comprehensive, yet simplified approach to IoT, BYOD, corporate, and guest device onboarding, provisioning, and access control requirements. Aerohive's (News - Alert) entrance in-to the Secure Access Management space is directly attributed to the need for streamlining the user experience and simplifying day-to-day operations, as well as enabling IT departments to address the unabated proliferation of connected devices that has effectively dissolved the traditional security perimeters of the access network. Today IT departments require solutions that can address all devices on the network, including wired and wireless IoT, BYOD, Guest and Corporate devices.

Aerohive A3 provides administrators with a highly effective toolset to manage devices through the onboarding, authentication, and access-control stages of the security lifecycle, and lets them take back control over the process thanks to streamlined workflows that significantly reduce the operational complexity and cost often associated with traditional Secure Access Management solutions.

A3 brings its streamlined user experience to a range of highly relevant use cases, including:

  • Sophisticated device profiling and automated onboarding for IoT devices currently deployed on the network or being added in the future
  • Comprehensive functionality required for onboarding Guest and BYOD devices, with a powerful captive web portal that provides a highly customizable and seamless user experience with tailored network access rights
  • Cost-effective and simplified management of Corporate clients with enterprise features, such as built-in 802.1X certificate deployment and Active Directory integration
  • Comprehensive network access control that ensures continued device compliance with automated enforcement and remediation, which further helps to reduce IT workload and simplify operations

While A3 provides complete functionality for Secure Access Management at a highly competitive price point, its feature set can be further extended by leveraging its seamless integration capability with most best-of-breed IT security solutions, including firewalls, MDM, Posture Assessment Systems, and Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS). This also ensures out-of-the-box compatibility with a customer's existing security infrastructure.

"Every organization struggles with onboarding users and devices while maintaining network security and visibility. To do this properly requires an extensive feature set, simplified workflows and streamlined user experience. This has generally been a very costly proposition for users both in terms of time and money. I am very excited to see Aerohive deliver A3. A truly powerfu, cost effective and intuitive secure access management solution that really provides a unique set of capabilities with a great roadmap to deliver even more value to our customers," says Michael Knight, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Encore Technology Group. "We see a tremendous opportunity to combine A3, Aerohive's API's and Encore's Enboard Platform (www.enboard.com) to enable a secure, automated and seamless solution for unified account and network access management for our customers."



A3 is vendor agnostic, and compatible with networks from all major vendors, which significantly extends its market reach. However, when deployed with an Aerohive access network, it will, in a statement of direction, provide additional, differentiating capabilities like integrated management for Aerohive's unique private pre-shared keys (PPSK) in Q3, as well as cloud-based and hybrid deployment options, in Q4.

Pricing and Availability


A3 is available now and is competitively priced. Pricing consists of:

  • A base fee of $9,999 with an optional, add-on fee for high-availability/high performance clustering ($9,999 per cluster)
  • A tiered subscription fee, including support, with 1-year, 3-year and 5-year licensing terms. Subscription pricing starts at $7,000 for a 1-year license, with up to 1,000 concurrently active endpoints.

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: 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.

Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Aerohive's financial and operating results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in the Company's recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Aerohive's SEC (News - Alert) filings are available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://ir.aerohive.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Aerohive Networks disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

About Aerohive Networks (News - Alert)

Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) has a proven history of innovation helping IT radically simplify wireless and wired access using Cloud Networking. Aerohive's Public Cloud, Private Cloud, or Portable Cloud Architecture is based on the latest Cloud technology and offers unrivaled customer choice and flexibility in choosing a deployment option that meets their current and future needs. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA (News - Alert). For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, or become a fan on our Facebook page.

"Aerohive" and "HiveManager" are registered trademarks and "Aerohive Networks" is a trademark of Aerohive Networks, Inc. All product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.


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