Aerohive Networks Named to InformationWeek's "Startup 50"

Wireless LAN Equipment Vendor Recognized as Top Technology Startup; Innovation, Value, and Enterprise-Readiness Key Criteria

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 20, 2009 — Aerohive Networks, creators of the award-winning cooperative wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture, today announced that InformationWeek, an industry-leading source of news, analysis, and perspective for business technology executives, has selected Aerohive for this year's "Startup 50" editorial feature. The "Startup 50" list recognizes technology startups, each less than five years old, that have developed the most innovative and compelling products or services for the business market. The startups were evaluated for innovation, value, and enterprise-readiness. The "Startup 50" feature, published today, is available at www.informationweek.com.

"We're honored to have been recognized by the InformationWeek editors for the prestigious 'Startup 50' list," said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive. "We're looking forward to delivering exceptional value to the wireless LAN marketplace through continued technical innovation in 2009 and beyond."

Since the company's 2007 launch and introduction of its cooperative wireless LAN architecture, Aerohive has been a pioneer and innovator in the enterprise wireless LAN market. Aerohive's cooperative architecture requires no network controllers or overlay networks. Instead, software in the Aerohive access points (HiveAPs) enables them to self-organize into groups called hives. The result is a secure multi-service wireless LAN infrastructure that is able to support a vast array of wireless devices, application types, and service levels, with faster client performance, wire-like resilience, and lower capital and operational costs.

Earlier this year, Aerohive introduced Dynamic Airtime Scheduling, an innovative new feature that dramatically improves wireless LAN performance by measuring each client's instantaneous data rate and airtime use and scheduling airtime based on IT-specified policies. It can be used to ensure that fast clients, such as 802.11n clients, aren't slowed down by lower-speed clients, and it can enforce IT-specified policies to ensure that critical applications and users receive adequate airtime.

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.