HiveFeed: August 2018

Welcome to this August edition of HiveFeed from Aerohive. HiveFeed is your go-to place for monthly insider updates, keeping you in the loop with everything Aerohive. I’m Nathaniel Moore from the Products team and I’ll be spilling the details in this August update. If you have any questions or comments, drop me a message @nathoware on Twitter or email me – hivefeed@aerohive.com

Announcements

Let’s kick off with some announcements.

Aerohive Networks™ Reports Q2 2018 Results, with Record Non-GAAP Profitability

On August 1st, Aerohive announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30. 2018.

“We’re pleased with our performance in the second quarter, as we continue to improve our execution and strengthen our financial foundation. We grew our Enterprise business by double digits, which has further lowered our dependence on the U.S. K-12 market,” stated David Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re excited to continue the momentum created by our recent new product introductions and are pleased with the strong interest in A3, our first standalone security product.”

More information here.

First 802.11ax AP customer shipments

Throughout the last few days of July, Aerohive led the charge with 802.11ax with a flurry of customer shipments and product certifications.

July 24: We shipped our first 802.11ax AP to a European customer– Wellington College.

July 25: Aerohive 802.11ax capable AP630 Access Point received certification from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as Industry Canada (IC).

July 30: The AP630 also received the CE marking for the European Union (EU).

July 31: Aerohive shipped an 802.11ax AP630 to its first customer in the United States.

Read here if you want to learn more about Aerohive’s 802.11ax lineup.

Atom AP30 – Worldwide Availability 

On July 19th, Aerohive announced worldwide availability plans for its industry-first pluggable, enterprise-class Wi-Fi access point, the Aerohive Atom AP30. Currently shipping with a Type A/B plug, Aerohive announced Type C and G plugs availability for Q3 2018, enabling customers who use the EU or UK-plug type to benefit from Wi-Fi connectivity that can be both deployed, and re-deployed, in a matter of minutes.

More information here.

Client Mode

HiveOS and HiveManager recently gained a new update – Client Mode. Despite being available on other APs, this update transforms the Atom AP30 into a teleworker ‘must-have’.

With Client Mode, you can plug in your Atom AP30, connect to the CWP-like interface, select the backhaul SSID you’d like to use and just like that, Atom will create a mini private network just for you and your devices. On top of that, Atom AP30 can automatically and effortlessly form an encrypted IPsec L2 VPN with a VPN concentrator, keeping your information private and your devices secure.

That isn’t all it can do though! You can use Client Mode to mesh Aerohive APs to non-Aerohive networks to fill in temporary coverage gaps, use them as retail store sensors and much more.

More information here.

Aerohive A3 Receives its first update

Released back in May of this year, A3 is a vendor-agnostic solution that delivers a complete secure access management solution for all wireless and wired clients on the network, with capabilities including:

  • Self-service onboarding
  • Guest and BYOD management
  • Automated device provisioning
  • Built-in 802.1X certificate authority
  • Device profiling
  • Network Access Control (NAC)

In July, A3 received its first software update – v1.1.0. In this update we added a convenient and simplified way to upgrade A3 by navigating to Tools > Upgrades. A new mechanism for uploading certificates and some enhancements to the A3 Windows agent software.

This is the first update of many. Later this year, we plan on providing integration with HiveManager, PPSK support and cloud-based operation. 

Did you know? 

Did you know that in addition to upgrading Aerohive devices to either the latest ‘Golden’ (stability) or ‘Latest’ (feature) release, you can upgrade devices to a custom version of software? This is useful if you want to roll back to a particular version, use a version that your organization prefers or sometimes even test beta software.

To do this, select a device (or devices) to upgrade, and when choosing to Upgrade HiveOS select ‘Upgrade to the specific version’. From here, you can either choose a version that is available via HiveManager or upload a custom image.

More information here.

Sneak Peek 

Back in December, we announced our brand-new SD-WAN solution alongside our first SD-WAN router, the XR200P. Needless to say, we aren’t stopping there. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming days as we announce our latest addition to Aerohive’s SD-WAN routing portfolio.

Thanks for checking out this monthly edition of HiveFeed! Come back next month for more content!

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Nathaniel Moore (CWNE #222) is a Product Marketing Manager for Aerohive Networks with experience as a Systems Engineer in computer networking and wireless systems across multi-vendor solutions.

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