Aerohive Networks Adds Enterprise Wi-Fi Innovator to Board of Advisors


Sunnyvale, Calif. — November 1, 2011 — Aerohive Networksthe pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, today announced that it has added Wi-Fi industry expert, Joe Epstein, co-founder of Meru Networks, to its Advisory Board. Joe is currently CEO of stealth-mode security startup Virtuata.

News Facts

  • In 2002, Mr. Epstein co-founded Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU), directing company vision, technology, strategy and marketing and guiding it to a successful IPO in March 2010. 
  • He directed the company’s product and marketing strategy through multiple stages of rapid growth that earned industry awards and analyst recognition, after establishing the company’s ground-breaking 802.11-based technology as chief architect.
  • Mr. Epstein is a respected leader, innovator and author in the networking space, including the wireless and security fields, and is a frequently requested speaker and panelist for industry events. He is the author of the book Scalable VoIP Mobility: Integration and Deployment, available from Elsevier, and holder of multiple patents. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


“Joe is a very well respected strategist and innovator in the WLAN market”, said David Flynn, CEO, Aerohive Networks. “Joe brought his Wi-Fi expertise and strategic mind to Meru and guided the creation of the core intellectual property of their product line. Adding Joe to our Advisory Board is a complete honor and helps strengthen our Wi-Fi expertise and innovation engine which will help us continue to bring industry leading products to market.”

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive Networks reduces the cost and complexity of today’s networks with cloud-enabled, distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions for enterprises and medium sized companies including branch offices and teleworkers. Aerohive’s award-winning cooperative control Wi-Fi architecture, public or private cloud-enabled network management, routing and VPN solutions eliminate costly controllers and single points of failure. This gives its customers mission critical reliability with granular security and policy enforcement and the ability to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital and New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA). For more information, please visit, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog or become a fan on our Facebook page.