Aerohive Networks Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

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Cool Vendors Recognized as Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

Aerohive has become a force to be reckoned with in the WLAN space

Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that it was named a “Cool Vendor” by industry analyst firm, Gartner®, Inc. 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 recognize 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 center availability, as well as provide comprehensive management for mobile devices and wireless LANs (WLANs).”

No Controller. No Problem. Enterprise-class WLAN Solutions from Aerohive
Aerohive's unique cooperative control wireless LAN architecture requires no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the HiveAPs enables them to self-organize 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. For more information about Aerohive products, please visit:

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Gartner's Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, to move applications to the air, and to maximize workforce productivity. The company’s award-winning cooperative architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit or call 408-988-9918.


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