Download the new Cloud-Managed Network Access Control for Dummies book

If you’ve followed Aerohive for any length of time, you know we spend a lot of time helping customers understand the technology we use in our products. We’ve published tons of blogs on Wi-Fi 6 after introducing our portfolio of 802.11ax access points, and now we’re doing the same with one of our newest products to hit the market: Aerohive A3.

What is Aerohive A3?

Aerohive A3 provides enterprise-grade functionality for securing, managing and controlling all devices on your access network – from standard wired and Wi-Fi clients, to internet of things and BYOD. Its industry-first cloud-management option enables unprecedented levels of deployment efficiency and flexibility. The Aerohive A3 security solution contains UI-based workflows and a complete feature set for device onboarding, client visibility, profiling, policy and compliance enforcement. It’s clear A3 presents a new and highly effective approach for securing today’s network.

What is Network Access Control?

We know that network access control is something a lot of organizations are considering for the first time and are wondering how it can impact day-to-day operations. We’re happy to announce we’ve recently published Cloud-Managed Network Access Control (NAC) for Dummies to help guide your organization’s plans to secure its network.

The book provides an overview of some of the basic concepts and components of NAC security. In it, we take a look at the core components of a NAC solution, advanced NAC capabilities, and benefits of cloud-management. You can then dive in deeper to explore how NAC security has evolved to encompass guest access management as well as BYOD and IoT device security.

“Today, an ever-growing number of corporate and guest devices, as well as personal and IoT devices, need to be securely onboarded and provisioned with the access rights appropriate for their roles,” said David Coleman, Director of Technical Education and Marketing at Aerohive, certified Wireless Networking Engineer (CWNE) #4, and co-author of Cloud-Managed Network Access Control (NAC) for Dummies. “Once authenticated and authorized, devices continue to pose security risks due to malware and compromised third-party applications, which means IT departments need to be able to address these challenges efficiently, with a complete toolset for access management and control.”

5 Key Things to Consider About Network Access Control

  • Access control is vital to keeping unauthorized users off the network
  • IoT Security is a Requirement for modern network access control
  • Device identity is a must have feature
  • A cloud-managed NAC streamlines operations and increases operational efficiency
  • You must manage guest and BYOD onboarding in a secure manner

You can download the Cloud-Managed Network Access Control (NAC) for Dummies here, or visit learn more about how to secure your network with Aerohive A3.

You can also check out 650 Group and Aerohive’s Whitepaper on Enhanced Network Access Control: The Holistic Approach to Network Security, as well as our additional reference materials about Cloud-Managed NAC:


Aerohive simplifies and secures your network using a cloud-managed solution with machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities. AI-driven innovation enables customers to discover untapped business insights, allowing them to implement informed decisions based on these predictive analytics, while providing unrivalled flexibility in deployment, management and licensing of cloud-managed wireless, switching, routing and security solutions.

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