Juniper Networks and Aerohive Collaborate to Deliver a Simple, Secure and Cloud-Managed Network Solution to Enterprises

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE) and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced a new technology alliance to deliver a simple, secure, and cloud-managed wired and wireless solution to distributed enterprises, including in retail, K-12 education, as well as state and local government customer segments. Aerohive cloud Wi-Fi solutions coupled with Juniper Networks high performance switches, comprehensive network management, and security solutions will help enterprises simplify network planning, orchestration, and deployment.

The increasing consumption of applications and mobile-first access in the workplace is driving tremendous change in wireless and wired network infrastructure for today’s distributed enterprises. Businesses face new challenges of securing the network for a diverse set of devices with effective strategies for guests, bring your own device (BYOD), and Internet of Things (IoT). At the same time, organizations need to provide a secure, scalable, and high-performance network infrastructure from the wireless edge to the core, all with shrinking IT budgets and a lack of IT expertise at enterprise branch locations.

To address these challenges, Aerohive and Juniper together deliver an interoperable solution for enterprises. The flexibility and simplicity of cloud managed Wi-Fi offered by Aerohive, combined with the high performance of Juniper Networks solutions is targeted at eliminating IT burden for enterprises with a large number of remote locations. Customers will have a choice of deployment in the cloud or on-premises to address the needs of enterprises of any size.

News Facts

  • The Juniper and Aerohive joint solution aims to deliver network flexibility and the simplicity of cloud management with a choice of deployment options to address the needs of enterprises. Aerohive’s HiveManager® enables centralized planning, management, troubleshooting, and analytics for WLANs. HiveManager is available for deployment on-premises or in the cloud to fit the needs of every enterprise. By deploying Aerohive’s fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi access points with Juniper Networks ® EX Series Ethernet Switches, Junos ® Space Network Director and Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways, customers are able to achieve a simple, scalable, and secure wired and wireless solution.
  • In addition, the joint solution will further enable large distributed enterprises across industries such as retail, K-12 education, and state and local government to realize the full potential of mobility as a platform for gaining cloud-based insights, launching revenue-generating services, and delivering rich, contextual end-customer experiences by leveraging Aerohive’s HiveManager application and analytics platform.
  • Building on Juniper’s Open Convergence Framework, the companies’ open, standards-based hardware and software products enhance investment protection as they collaborate on joint global go-to-market opportunities with their customers and channel partners. The companies’ joint solution offers the market a cloud platform for enterprise networks that transforms how businesses connect with their customers in the mobile-first world.

Supporting Quotes

“The Aerohive and Juniper solutions work hand in glove together. Aerohive’s strong feature set, management tools, and security features combined with Juniper’s high performance switches make managing our network even simpler.” - Thomas C. Paul, director of information technology, Wisconsin Center District

“It’s important that our clients have available to them the industry’s best-of-breed solutions as they transform their enterprises. We believe the addition of Aerohive to Juniper Networks’ Open Convergence Framework technology alliances offers our clients access to the best solutions - from wireless LAN, network access control and management visibility solutions, to unified communications tools and cloud management, analytics and applications.” - Kirk Hanratty, chief technology officer, Synercomm, Inc.

“Aerohive’s scalability, security, and simplicity is being adopted by increasingly larger customers for enterprise campus, K-12 education, government and retail deployments. Customers prefer the flexibility, scale, and cost advantages they get with Aerohive’s cloud enabled Wi-Fi partnered with leading third-party switch vendors like Juniper Networks over more restrictive bundles.” - Bill Hoppin, vice president of business development, Aerohive

“At Juniper Networks, we build innovative solutions that reduce complexity and scale with our customers, enabling them to quickly bring new services to market and deliver richer end-user experiences. Teaming up with Aerohive allows us to deliver an intelligent wired and wireless solution that provides customers with a non-disruptive way to evolve their enterprise networks and move to cloud-enabled networks that enhance the customer experience.” - Denise Shiffman, corporate vice president, Switching and Security Products & Solutions at Juniper Networks

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