HiveOS Network Operating System

All Aerohive devices support the feature-rich HiveOS Cooperative Control architecture. HiveOS enables Aerohive devices to organize into groups, or “hives,” which allows functionality like fast roaming, user-based access control and fully stateful firewall policies, as well as additional security and RF networking features – all without the need for a centralized or dedicated controller. HiveOS has two primary feature sets – Wi-Fi Features and Routing Features

HiveOS Wi-Fi Features

HiveOS Wi-Fi features provide a host of leading wireless network features, including SLA compliance, airtime management and built-in spectrum analysis, all without a controller.

HiveOS Routing Features

HiveOS Routing features enables Aerohive branch routers to deliver all the remote office network functionality that teleworkers and branch offices need in a zero-touch deployment model, including full Layer 3 IPSec VPN tunnels, 802.11n functionality, patent-pending Cloud Proxy security services and granular Network Flow-based firewall capabilities.

Wi-Fi Features

Cooperative Control

  • All network operations supported without a controller
  • Lower cost, higher performance
  • Radio Resource Management for automatic channel selection and power control
  • Auto-discovery and configuration of HiveAPs
  • Fast and secure L2 and L3 roaming
  • Foundation for resilient and highly available WLAN services

Full capabilities on every HiveAP

HiveOS includes enterprise-class features, delivered without licensing cost and hassle, on every HiveAP:

  • Secure fast roaming (L2 and L3)
  • Radio resource management
  • Band steering and load balancing for high-density network deployments
  • Stateful firewall with application layer gateways (ALGs)
  • Web server for guest access – Captive Web Portal
  • Flexible interaction with user databases: RADIUS server, RADIUS Caching, native directory integration, and SIP2 databases for libraries
  • Full QoS
  • Spectrum Analysis
  • WIPS
  • Rogue detection and mitigation

Client Health Score

  • At-a-glance display of the quality of client connections
  • Includes easy-to-understand icons that enable a quick view of radio, IP network, and application status

Service Level Assurance

  • Performance Sentinel built into every AP enables real-time tracking of performance per user, or per application
  • System can be enabled to automatically take action to boost performance of mission-critical applications

Dynamic Airtime Scheduling

  • Improves performance in mixed networks by providing preferential access to the fastest client devices
  • Gets fastest clients off the air quickly, to enable superior performance in a mixed a/b/g/n client environment

Private PSK

  • Generates easy-to-deploy, one-time security keys for guest or intermittent use

Routing Features

Layer 3 IPSec VPN

  • Remote users can connect all authenticated devices with corporate resources
  • No need to install IPSec or SSL VPN software on client devices
  • Complete security comes from local intelligence, cloud security services and mobile device management

Cloud Proxy

  • Ensures security of branch office communications without the need for security appliances at each site
  • Eliminate web proxy information on every end user device.
  • Greatly reduces bandwidth costs
  • Eliminates the need to route traffic back to central location for filtering

Network Flow-based Stateful Firewall

  • Enforces policy at the network level
  • Combines user identity and mobile device management, so access is based identity and device type.

Network Flow-based Stateful Firewall

  • Enforces policy at the network level via a combination of user identity and very granular mobile device management.
  • Access based on who they are and the type of device that they are using.

Network-as-a-Service Offering

  • One year subscription enables flexible deployment of branch routers without CAPEX