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iPass and Aerohive to Sign Strategic Wi-Fi Partnership Agreement

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December 05, 2012

iPass and Aerohive to Sign Strategic Wi-Fi Partnership Agreement

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor


iPass Managed Network Services (MNS), recently joined hands with Aerohive Networks (News - Alert), a specialist in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled enterprise networking. This new partnership will enable iPass (News - Alert) Managed Network Services to convert Aerohive Wi-Fi technology into a turnkey, fully managed solution to offer it to enterprise customers.

For many years now, iPass MNS has designed, delivered and managed tailored WAN and Wi-Fi solutions, and now the new partnership will allow it to bundle best-of-breed technologies into a single solution, to offer secure, robust and highly available networks for enterprises with many geographically distributed locations.

"This strategic alliance between iPass and Aerohive is exciting, as we look to expand our scalable and enterprise-ready Wi-Fi solution portfolio. Customers need a highly available managed network infrastructure to support the ever increasing demand for bandwidth and device connectivity. Managed Wi-Fi is a requirement to meet customer and business demand at distributed retail, big box stores and real estate venues or shopping malls and the Aerohive partnership provides a secure, distributed way to deliver a great user experience in a very economical manner,” said Chris Linden, VP and general manager, iPass MNS.

Linden said that iPass is uniquely positioned to meet all of these needs by bringing their technology, expertise and experience to bear for their customers.

Aerohive's award-winning cloud-enabled technology promises to offer functionality and performance required in the enterprise, without the cost and complexity of a controller-based solution. This robust solution can assemble all of the enterprise-class features, as well as the management, mobility and security needed by organizations of all sizes today.

"We chose iPass MNS to be our first Managed Service Provider (MSP) due to their extensive networking expertise and experience. We are excited about this partnership, particularly the added deployment and management expertise that this team will bring to enterprises seeking to leverage the benefits of our industry leading Wi-Fi technology," said Bill Hoppin, VP of business development, Aerohive.

iPass has relationships with over 200 internet broadband access providers, to provide a wide variety of high-speed technologies delivering 100 percent coverage for its customers.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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