Aerohive Networks (News - Alert) has reportedly been placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure (Global) report.
Gartner (News - Alert) explained that its Magic Quadrants are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving one a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. By applying a graphical treatment and a uniform set of evaluation criteria, a Gartner Magic Quadrant quickly helps users digest how well technology providers are executing against their stated vision.
Aerohive in the Visionaries quadrant means it has understood where the market is going, or has a vision for changing market rules but does not yet execute well. The company has also demonstrated the ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market.
Gartner’s report stated that Aerohive has continued better-than-market growth with its controller-less mesh-based architecture, while continuing to innovate. Advancements include application fingerprinting, performance policies and profiles, as well as load characterization, which can determine the health of the wireless media while providing new applications like TeacherView for the education sector.
The report also acknowledged that Aerohive seems to have garnered high marks from its customers for its experience in sales, support and performance of the solution.
The Aerohive TeacherView classroom wireless access application is a simple-to-use Web interface that provides classroom status to a teacher at login without requiring the teacher to pre-configure any parameters.
Aerohive added that it also offers 802.11n enterprise wireless LAN access points integrated with cooperative control technology that provides the benefits of a controller-based wireless LAN solution, without requiring a controller or an overlay network.
Its solutions help users realize an enterprise-class network management and security without the cost, performance and availability issues associated with controller-based deployments.
Edited by Braden Becker