Aerohive Customer El Centro Regional Medical Center Wins IDG's InfoWorld 100 Award

Acute-Care Facility Recognized for Cooperative Control Wireless LAN Deployment

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 2, 2009 — Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative control wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, announced today that Aerohive customer El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) has been honored with an InfoWorld 100 award for its deployment of an Aerohive wireless LAN to support a wide range of applications, including mission-critical systems in the emergency room and operating rooms, the Hospital Information System (HIS), and quality review management software. An in-depth case study of ECRMC's selection and deployment of the Aerohive network is available at http://www.aerohive.com/resources/el-centro-regional-medical-center.

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, features editor, InfoWorld.

ECRMC selected Aerohive's WLAN solution after an in-depth study revealed its technical superiority over other vendors' offerings. Aerohive's cooperative control access points ("HiveAPs") provide secure fast roaming, ease of management, and state-of-the-art security without network controllers or overlay networks. Eliminating controllers from the network substantially reduces the cost of Aerohive solutions. Aerohive's cooperative control networks are also more reliable than controller-based networks, because controllers' "single points of failure" are eliminated. Removing controllers from the network also eliminates the bandwidth bottlenecks, latency, and jitter that result from backhauling traffic through a controller, creating an ideal platform for demanding applications, such as VoWLAN.

"We're very pleased that ECRMC has been recognized by the InfoWorld editors for its Aerohive wireless LAN project," said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive. "Healthcare providers and other organizations are increasingly selecting Aerohive wireless LANs for their technical superiority and unmatched value."

About the InfoWorld 100 Awards
Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld 100 Awards recognize each year the 100 most innovative uses of IT initiatives to further business goals.

About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive unleashes the potential of enterprise Wi-Fi, enabling customers to stop buying copper, to move applications to the air, and to maximize workforce productivity. The company's award-winning cooperative architecture eliminates costly controllers, saving money and providing unprecedented resiliency, up to 10X better application performance, and an opportunity to start small and expand without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. The company's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Northern Light Venture Capital. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com or call 408-510-6100.