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Michael Bartlett
Consultant
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 07 2018

What is most valuable?

* HiveManager is incredibly useful for managing APs and switches from one cloud interface. * It is simple to onboard... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Reliable WiFi across each floor. * Segmented networks. * VLANs for security. * Much better environment for our users.... more»

What needs improvement?

Need port aggregation on the 2384 switches to take full advantage of ac on the APs. I understand that is on their... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Value is there. There are probably cheaper solutions but we invest for stability and performance for the longer haul.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Have used Netgear, Cisco, and others. I saw the APs demonstrated and HiveManager, and went with them for the quality of... more»

What other advice do I have??

I believe Aerohive is committed to being a leader in this space and that their APs for the enterprise campus are the... more»
Chris Clough
Real User
Windows/Mac Network Administrator at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to manage the wifi from the cloud and not needing to have an on premise controller is great. Great support... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With our previous wifi system it was on premise and end of life. We were unable to get any more updates for it and with... more»

What needs improvement?

There could be better alerts setup for the access points. I also wish there was a way to track users roaming from... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

The pricing and licensing is a great structure and fairly priced. We looked at a few different solutions and they were... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used Ruckus. We switched due to our equipment being end of life and we wanted to move to a cloud... more»

What other advice do I have??

I think this is a great solution and as more and more technology changes come out it should only get better. They are... more»
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Cathy Dube
Real User
-- at a government
Oct 26 2016

What is most valuable?

Devices are easy to configure and require almost no maintenance. It is an independent device that can be managed... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our previous solution had various issues - we went from a centralized wifi solution and converted to the Aerohive... more»

What needs improvement?

I support several points of service, but our billing is centralized. As our points of service placed their purchases,... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

We have several points of service that has purchased this solution - the only issue we had is that they weren't... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes. Our previous solution was centralized and we had a lot of dependability issues. With the Aerohive solution we were... more»

What other advice do I have??

Aerohive is a great company to deal with. You feel like a part of the family. The product is top notch - you will not... more»
AlesGosek
Real User
CEO with 1-10 employees
Mar 12 2018

What is most valuable?

With Aerohive it is not just about "which features". It is a complete system which is able to serve all types of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since we started to work with this product, we have been able to save a lot of time, money, and support costs for our... more»

What needs improvement?

From our perspective, we would love to see Aerohive provide faster feature enhancement in their Virtual Appliance to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

I would advise that you be sure to compare apples with apples. Many customers just look at the price per AP and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using Ruckus and UBNT. We changed because neither of these solutions was able to provide us with unified... more»

What other advice do I have??

Start small and grow big. You can choose the basic Aerohive Connect free subscription solution and, later, if needed... more»
Or Cingilli
Real User
Vice President Operations at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Mar 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The WIFI planning tool is incredibly useful for determining proper AP location throughout our campus. The mesh... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we had a Ubiquiti WIFI system across our 32 acre campus. The signal strength was great, but it was not... more»

What needs improvement?

I would love to see a more granular web filter. Specifically, I'd like to be able to see what content clients are... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Our APs were around $630 per unit. We did have to purchase HiveManager licenses for each AP at around $110 per AP. This... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used Ubiquiti networks. The solution connected several buildings across our 32 acre campus. The signal... more»

What other advice do I have??

I would recommend Aerohive to anyone seeking a robust cloud-based WIFI system. We have been pleased with the product... more»
Daryl Reseigh
Real User
ICT Systems Manager at a K-12 educational company or school
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

Cloud Management because of the ease of use and Bonjour Gateway to integrate Apple technology. Cloud management enables... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has provided us with a fast, reliable wireless network. Aerohive has enabled us to roll out a successful BYOD scheme... more»

What needs improvement?

Additional add-ins such as HiveSchool and MDM are a fantastic idea, however they lack functionality at present. It... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Pricing of Aerohive Access Points are reasonable. They provide educational discount as well as BOGOF offers when buying... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Yes, we used HP wireless previously. Switched for several reasons. 1) The controller was unreliable 2) the wireless... more»

What other advice do I have??

Aerohive is hands down the best wireless network provider I have used. Their products are affordable, realisable and... more»
George Rapp
Real User
Vice President of Information Technology at a tech services company
Jan 22 2017

What is most valuable?

No controller is required. Management can be done with either an onsite appliance or a virtual appliance. The heat map... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows our guests to register and accept our terms and conditions without the paperwork that the IT team used to... more»

What needs improvement?

The firewall inside the AP is a little limited in what it can do. Aerohive support indicated that there are some... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

There are good discounts for purchasing APs with the support up front. Go for the three- or five-year options if budget... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We previously used Meraki. We looked at TCO for five years and the Aerohive looks like it will be less expensive,... more»

What other advice do I have??

The cloud version of the controller is a little better supported than the on-premises version. Only select the onsite... more»
Tracy Schoene
Real User
Director of Technology at a K-12 educational company or school
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The Hive Manager is extremely easy to use and navigate, even for someone with very little network experience. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

After recently decreasing our tech staff, Aerohive has been a lifesaver. Our network rarely needs attention, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

Pricing is a little high, but I have no complaints with the service or devices themselves. Occasionally, a device needs... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

The pricing and licensing appear to be a bit high, but you get what you pay for. It's a great product with excellent... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We did have another solution in place. I switched because of the ease of use I saw with the Hive Manager. Also,... more»

What other advice do I have??

When you are considering a move to Aerohive, ask if you can get a sample device to run on your network. I did this,... more»
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What is Aerohive Networks?

Aerohive delivers cloud networking that transforms the Connected Experience™, with a simple, secure, and scalable solution built on cloud networking, great Wi-Fi, and applications & insights, to deliver value beyond connectivity. At Aerohive, we believe that every access point is a starting point.

APPLICATIONS & INSIGHTS

Business and IT applications - powered by big-data, APIs, and a partner ecosystem, delivering:

- Personalized Access – streamlined BYOD and guest management
- Vertical Applications – readily available apps and reference apps that enable customers to unlock new functionality, opportunities, and insights
- Development Ecosystem - empowers our partners to fully leverage the API platform and transform network data into value-added apps

CLOUD NETWORKING

Unified management and troubleshooting - public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises, delivering:

- Flexible Deployment – a choice of public/private cloud and on-premises solutions with simple and predictable licensing model
- Simplified Rollout – automated provisioning and guided policy configuration
- Visibility and Control – see how your network is actually being used and maintain order
- Smarter Troubleshooting – a suite of tools designed to make any admin an instant RF guru

GREAT WI-FI

Foundation for connectivity - distributed control architecture and a portfolio of access points, switches, and routers, delivering:

- Distributed Control - eliminates single points of failure with a self-organizing architecture
- Unified Access Layer – access points, switches, and branch routers sharing a single OS platform
- Future-proofed - a grow-as-you-go, mix-and-match architecture that protects your investment

Also known as
Aerohive WLAN, Aerohive AP, Aerohive Wireless
Aerohive Networks customers

Our customers have already transformed their Connected Experience
by choosing solutions from Aerohive Networks, 75% choosing to repeat business with us. Visit http://www.aerohive.com/customers to see some of our existing customers.

Aerohive is a leading independent Wi-Fi vendor, recognized by analysts as a “Visionary.” We partnerwith Apple, Brocade, Dell, Juniper, Verizon, and 100sof leading global channel partners and service providers to serve customers across the globe in the enterprise, education, retail, financial services, and healthcare sectors.

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