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Aerohive Network's New Connected Experience Platform Simplifies BYOD Self-Service

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

Mobile technology makes communicating easy, and Aerohive intends to use Wi-Fi to improve connected experiences. Aerohive announced its Connected Experience Platform, which entails a new release of HiveManager NG, its next-generation, enterprise-class network management application. The new release provides customers with access to tools to increase engagement and simplify network design and support.

HiveManager NG operates both on-premises and on-cloud. This means that the same application is used whether a customer uses a cloud subscription version or a physical version. According to Aerohive, it is the only provider of such services.

Both Wi-Fi and wired networks can be managed with HiveManager NG. Additionally, Aerohive integrated Guest Access and Personal Device Access in the new release. Aerohive customers may use these solutions to manage BYOD (bring your own device) and guest devices. To accomplish this, Personal Device Access and Guest Access automate self-service workflows, reducing workloads and administrative overhead.

The Personal Device Access allows employees to create credentials for themselves or guests, gives on-boarding access to employees, integrates with the customer's current network infrastructure, scales to service multiple personal devices, and illustrates workflows. Guest Access allows users to manage network access for guests, provides a Private Pre-Shared Keys solution for guest access, supports different guest profiles with different access rights depending on the guest, and provides Captive Web Portal Workflows for self-service onboarding.

Aerohive's Connected Experience also provides an API Platform, which includes location, identity and monitoring APIs. Location APIs illustrates device location and stream location data to servers. Identity APIs help manage user credentials to create user-specific credentials, which is useful for password installation for a large number of devices. The Monitoring APIs provide tools that would benefit SPs, MSPs and large enterprises, such as Wi-Fi integration with consolidated management systems.