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Aerohive Wireless Networking Solutions

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Aerohive’s Controller-less WLAN Architecture and Cloud-based Wireless management provides an innovative alternative to costly and complex controller-based solutions. Aerohive's controller-less approach provides all the management, mobility and security of today’s controller-based solution, without the issues of cost, capacity, performance and availability inherent in a controller.
Access Points 

Aerohive Access Points

Aerohive 802.11ac Matrix
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Aerohive Networks | Access Point Selection Criteria

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3x3,Low Cost,802.11ac/n
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AP122
The AP230 is an enterprise-grade, two radio (3x3) three stream MIMO 802.11ac/ n Access Point. Unit comes with ceiling tile flush 15/16" and wall mount accessory.

This not for plenum use cases. For plenum requirements, consider the AP250 instead. The AP122 is similar to the AP130 except plenum requirements and CPU. Consider the AP130 or AP230, except for pure cost considerations.The AP122 includes bluetooth low energy and USB. This unit is a good replacement for the AP121 model.

2x2,Suggested,Low Cost,802.11ac/n
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The AP130 802.11ac Dual-Radio 2x2:2 access point with internal antennas is designed for ultra-high density environments.

AP130 is a good low cost AP for 30 clients per AP. AP130 has higher performance than the AP122 model. This is a good unit for earlier 2x2:2 AP models such as the AP121 and AP141.

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AP230
The AP230 Enterprise access points set a new price / performance standard for 802.11ac APs. By combining the latest in 3x3, 3-stream 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi technology and advanced security and mobility management together into an economical package it allows you to deploy 802.11ac into every part of the network infrastructure

The AP230 provides high-performance aggregate data rates up to 1300 Mbps in 5-GHz band. It supports dual concurrent 2.4Ghz 802.11n/g/b with Turbo-QAM™ and 5Ghz 802.11ac/n/a radios which can support legacy 802.11a, b, g and n clients and interoperate with the rest of the Aerohive Cooperative Control devices to provide a seamless enterprise-class experience for all connected users.

The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 230 offers a wider availability of the standard feature set (L7 AVC, Rogue Detection). It also comes in a smaller form factor than the AP370. AP230 operates on full Wi-Fi performance on 802.3af power. AP230 has a built-in flush ceiling mount (15/16”) and wall mount accessory is in the box.

NOTE: This unit is a good higher performance replacement for earlier model 3x3 APs such as the AP330.

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AP245X
The AP245X is a 3x3:3, dual radio, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with external antenna connectors and extended operational temperature range, engineered for the challenging indoor environments.

The AP245X power-optimized access point uniquely incorporates a 2.4 GHZ 802.11b/g/n radio, next generation of 802.11ac 5 GHz radio and integrated BLE ( BlueTooth Low Energy) to provide uncompromised wireless performance on the standard 802.3af PoE power.

AP245X is certified to use with 3 different antennas: standard omni directional, 60° sector, and 120° sector antennas. In combination with the extended operating temperature range, the AP245X is the best fit for the most challenging indoor environments.

NOTE: AP245X has external antennas at additional cost, consider AP250 instead, unless special requirements apply. This is a good replacement model for the AP350. The AP350 is still recommended for industrial applications.

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AP250
The AP250 is a 3x3:3, dual radio, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with a software selectable radio, designed for the best coverage and capacity.

AP250 features 3x3:3 MU-MIMO, providing full 802.11ac technology performance with data rates up to 2.6 Gbps per access point using existing 802.3af PoE infrastructure. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5GHz 802.11ac performance on both radios to provide the best of coverage and capacity Wi-Fi design and maximize ROI. Built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio enables proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.

NOTE: The AP250 is an ideal higher performance replacement for most earlier indoor APs: AP121, AP141, AP330 and more. This is a great alternative for older 2x2:2 or 3x2:3 units.

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AP550
The AP550 is a 4x4:4, dual radio, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with a software selectable radio, designed for high capacity and high density environments.

AP550 features 4x4:4 MU-MIMO with aggregate data rates up to 3.46 Gbps per access point. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5GHz 802.11ac performance on both radios to provide the best of coverage and capacity Wi-Fi design and maximize ROI. Built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio enables proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.

NOTE: High performance dual wave 2, two ethernet connections required for highest performance (beyond one gigabit).

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The AP1130 is a high-performing and ruggedized 802.11ac outdoor access point that provides high-performance dual band concurrent (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) 802.11ac (2x2:2) MIMO and has a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port.

NOTE: This unit is meant for outdoor use, consider the AP245X instead for indoor use with external antennas. The AP1130 is a good replacement for the AP170.

Legacy
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The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 110 is a budget priced indoor AP for high density environments
Key Specs
- 802.11n 2x2:2 300 Mbps
- HiveAP 110 single radio 2.4 GHz or 5GHz
- Unassuming indoor aesthetics, designed to blend into the ceiling
- TPM Security chip
2x2
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The Aerohive AP121 is a cost-effective, enterprise-grade 2x2 MIMO solution, which is ideal for education, healthcare, and distributed enterprise environments. With two radios, concurrent 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz access, and security scanning across both bands, the AP121 provides top performance and security at an entry-level price point.
Designed to blend into office environments.
2x2,Ext. Ant.
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The AP141 is a cost-effective, enterprise-grade 2x2 MIMO solution, which is ideal for education, healthcare, and distributed enterprise environments. With two radios, concurrent 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz access, and security scanning across both bands, the AP141 provides top performance and security at an entry-level price point.
Legacy
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The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 170 is a high-performing, cost-effective and rugged 802.11n outdoor access point. The HiveAP 170 provides high-performance dual concurrent (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n (2x2) MIMO as well as a 10/100/1000 Ethernet port.

The HiveAP 170 is an enterprise-grade, high performance (2x2) MIMO solution, designed for high bandwidth demand outdoor wireless environments. With extended temperature range and a watertight chassis the AP 170 can deployed in most every outdoor environment on earth. The HiveAP with four antennas and the ability to provide service concurrently on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands the HiveAP 170 provides both high speed mesh and support for 802.11n as well as legacy 802.11a, b, and g clients, through Aerohive’s industry unique and resilient controller-less architecture.
3x3,
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The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 330 series access point (AP) is a high performing and highly reliable 802.11n access point. The Hive AP 330 provides high performance dual concurrent (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n 3x3 with three spatial stream MIMO (450 Mbps per radio) as well as dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet port service.

The HiveAP 330 is an enterprise-grade, (3x3) MIMO solution, designed for high bandwidth demand wireless enterprise environments. With multiple radios and the ability to provide service concurrently on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, the HiveAP 330 can provide up to an aggregate data rate of 450 Mbps. The HiveAP 330 provides both mesh and support for legacy 802.11a, b, and g clients, through Aerohive’s industry unique and resilient controller-less architecture.

Designed to blend into office environments.
3x3,Industrial,Ext. Ant.
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The Aerohive Networks HiveAP 350 series AP is a rugged, high performing and highly reliable 802.11n access point. The HiveAP 350 provides high performance dual concurrent (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n (3x3) three spatial stream MIMO as well as dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet port service. With its extended temperature range, cast metal case and external antennas it is designed to be deployed in the most challenging of indoor environments. Extended temperature range for industrial and warehouse environments.

The HiveAP 350 is a durable, enterprise-grade, (3x3) MIMO solution, designed for high bandwidth demand wireless enterprise environments. With multiple radios and the ability to provide service concurrently on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, the HiveAP 350 can provide up to an aggregate data rate of 450 Mbps. The HiveAP 350 provides both mesh and support for legacy 802.11a, b, and g clients, through Aerohive’s industry unique and resilient controller-less architecture.
Legacy
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The AP370 is an enterprise-grade, high performance two radio (3x3) three stream MIMO 802.11ac/n Access Point, targeted at high capacity enterprise environments.

This power optimized access point line uniquely incorporates next generation 802.11ac, smoothly integrates into your existing 802.3af or 802.3at power and network infrastructure, and provides all the redundancy and power efficiency to set the stage for all future Wi-Fi technologies at the access layer.

- Multiple radios provide concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n connections with no degradation in performance.
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation and failover for extra redundancy
- Operates on 802.3at PoE+, 802.3af PoE, or standard power adapter

AP370 has a built-in wall and flush ceiling mount (15/16”). Has a dual/Redundant PoE system that allows the AP to operate with a dual PoE environment for POE fail-over (i.e. Healthcare, critical systems).
Legacy
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The AP390 is an enterprise-grade, high performance two radio (3x3) three stream MIMO 802.11ac/n Access Point, targeted at high capacity best range enterprise environments with external antenna and extended temperature option. AP390 Enterprise access points are where high-performance 802.11ac meets the simplicity of Aerohive’s distributed, cooperative architecture.

This power optimized access point line uniquely incorporates next generation 802.11ac, smoothly integrates into your existing 802.3af or 802.3at power and network infrastructure, and provides all the redundancy and power efficiency to set the stage for a future Wi-Fi technologies at the access layer.

- Multiple radios provide concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n connections with no degradation in performance.
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with link aggregation and failover for extra redundancy
- Operates on 802.3at PoE+, 802.3af PoE, or standard power adapter

Has a dual/Redundant PoE system that allows the AP to operate with a dual PoE environment for POE fail-over (i.e. Healthcare, critical systems).
Switches 

Aerohive Switches

The Aerohive SR series switches utilize the power of the enterprise cloud to provide unified wired and wireless access with centralized management and visibility across the entire network. The SR switches provide energy-efficient gigabit Layer 3-Lite capabilities with flexible Power over Ethernet (PoE) options, as well as a wealth of port-density options. Critical capabilities, such as zero-touch provisioning, stacking, and powerful QoS make these switches a complement to any enterprise network.
Aerohive Switches
Routers 

Aerohive Branch Routers

Remote sites are a challenge, you need a router, firewall and often wireless. However, all in one solutions typically need to be configured in advance and either offer either no management or a poor central management system. The Aerohive Branch Router BR family changes all that.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cloud VPN Gateway
A lightweight, software-based solution that runs on VMware-compliant equipment, the gateway is designed to simplify VPN termination for thousands of remote branches. The CVG can be installed in under 30 minutes and becomes the core of a branch network that terminates thousands of VPN tunnels from remote access locations. These unique characteristics, combined with HiveOS intelligence, create breakthrough ease of provisioning and management for branch offices. The gateway is also license-free, which has made Aerohive the networking partner of choice for thousands of organizations around the world.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: BR100
In one small and very affordable BR100 solution you get:

• A branch router
• A stateful firewall
• Central private or public cloud management of the unit
• Self discovery
• VPN to a central gateway running in a virtualized environment
• Wired access control
• Cloud proxy capability for web filtering
• 3G backhaul capability
• 2.4 GHz 11n with support for up to 4 SSIDs and 4 VLANs shared across multiple wired and wireless interfaces
• Four 10/100 wired interface ports (plus one WAN port)
• Basic rogue detection
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: BR200
In the BR200 solution you additionally get:
• Five gigabit interface ports (10/100/1000)
Two ports PoE PSE (supports up to 15.4W)
• TPM Security
• Dedicated hardware accelerated SHA-1 Engine
• Available with or without wireless capability

Wireless model:
- Dual-band single radio 3x3:3 11n WiFi
- WIPS (Wireless Intrusion Prevention)
- Wireless Spectrum Analysis
- Up to 16 SSIDs, 16 networks
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Compare BRs
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FAQs - Aerohive BR

What exactly is this and how do I use it?
It allows you to easily manage and connect numerous remote branch or mobile sites to your corporate network. Perhaps you need to connect remote human agents using hard phones, laptops or small branch or retail offices. Normally you would need to get a router, firewall, wireless AP(s), small switch and then configure things in advance to connect to your VPN. This becomes a management nightmare and if anything doesn't work will require sending the unit back and another back to the user. This is traditionally quite costly for all the parts and centralized management, if available, is weak and costly. Bottom line, it's easier to deploy, easier to troubleshoot, less parts and substantially less money.
How do I manage them?
Via a cloud web based management portal. All the BRs phone home using a special protocol. This makes sure you also have connectivity as you make changes.
How does the VPN termination work?
VPNs need to terminate in your data center network. The VPN gateway software can run on your own VM or on an appliance. Management of the BRs still gets done via the cloud, but the VPN termination for the hub site is done via the gateway VPN.
Do I need to buy the gateway VPN management solution?
It depends. The solution is not required if all your BRs are connected via private circuits. The gateway VPN solution is required if any sites will connect via public Internet connections and hence need to connect via VPNs. Ask us if you're unsure.
Do I pay extra for the features?
Wireless and stateful firewall is included. The VPN gateway software, if needed, is extra.
Can I do split tunneling?
Yes. If you want to make sure corporate traffic goes back to the Data Center, but personal or general Internet traffic goes directly to the Internet and not over a VPN, then you can use split tunneling. In terms of content management, you can get an optional proxy solution to manage content even if it does not go back to the corporate network.
How are updates done?
Via the cloud management solution.
What happens if the wired WAN connection goes down?
Normally the remote site will lose connectivity. However, we can also use a 3G connection as a wireless backhaul circuit in the event the primary circuit is lost. Ask us for current support options.
What if I want a better AP (wireless Access Point)?
The higher end Aerohive APs can run the same BR code, basically the models with two Ethernet connections. That way you can get a higher performance AP along with the Bridge Router capability. Plus, you can purchase and manage additional Aerohive APs if you need additional wireless coverage at a remote site.

We recommend using the BR200 when you need a better AP. For environments where two radios are required, we recommend a dedicated AP from Aerohive.
FAQs 

Aerohive FAQs

How many radios do I need?
It depends if you want to cover one or both spectrums. We highly recommend two radios and using band steering to move clients to 5 GHz that are capable and leaving those in 2.4 GHz that are not 5 GHz capable.
What is MIMO?
Multiple-input multiple-output in regards to antennas. MIMO can provide better throughput and range. When looking at a specification such as 3x3:3 MIMO, the first two numbers represent the number of input and output antennas and the third number (if present) is the number of spatial streams. Aerohive supports 3x3:3 MIMO on their performance APs. With 3x3 MIMO and therefore the three spatial streams, up to 450 Mbps of bandwidth is theoretically possible, even more with 802.11ac.
What happens when the controller isn't available?
That's the beauty of the Aerohive controller-less wireless solution. The APs will continue to function and work in a cooperative hive providing services and moving data even without a controller. The controller is used for configuring and provisioning the APs, it is not required for either the data plane or control plane, just the management plane.

Unlike competitors, traffic does not have to tunnel back to an expensive and often slow controller. This is especially important when dealing with the high bandwidth that 802.11n can deliver.
Does the management controller have to be in the cloud?
Absolutely not, you can opt to have a physical or virtual server on-site as a controller and not use the cloud management services. Either way, should the management controller go down, the APs will continue to work and pass data. The controller is not required for moving data across the APs.


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