Aerohive networks named ‘cool vendor’ by Gartner

Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, has announced that it was named a ‘cool vendor’ by industry analyst firm, Gartner, in its recently released ‘Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking, 2010’ report.

The report comes on the heels of Aerohive securing $23.5 million in Series C funding from major VC backers, being named a visionary in Gartner’s most recent Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN (Global), the hiring of another WLAN authority and innovator, and a number of major customer wins in which Aerohive was selected over its larger rivals.

“We believe Aerohive has become a force to be reckoned with in the WLAN space as the industry continues to recognise the innovations we are driving including our game-changing distributed WLAN architecture, and our service level assurance (SLA) feature that sets performance targets for clients and automatically responds when they are not being met,” said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive Networks. “Our core team of seasoned managers and technology innovators ensures that we will continue the momentum we have seen to date. I could not be more pleased to add being named a Cool Vendor by Gartner to our growing list of accomplishments.”

According to Gartner: “Technology providers that qualify as cool vendors must think very far out of the box and provide solutions that are potential game-changers. Network professionals and enterprise architects who implement these vendors’ solutions will deliver enhanced application and data centre availability, as well as provide comprehensive management for mobile devices and wireless LANs (WLANs).”

Aerohive’s unique cooperative control wireless LAN architecture requires no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the HiveAPs enables them to self-organise 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.

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