Secure and Scalable Networking Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

Today’s healthcare organizations have changed, mirroring or leading the changes seen in their enterprise counterparts. Organizations have become widely distributed, and most don’t have a dedicated IT staff. At the same time, most clinics or distributed sites require connectivity to hospital resources/applications, and reliable, high speed wireless networks to function. The mobile nature of caregivers and the growing use of networked imaging and video in patient care settings make an affordable, easy to manage network mission critical.

The distributed yet centrally manageable Aerohive architecture handles this flood of application traffic with the optimized availability and performance that clinicians can rely on as they strive to improve patient care quality and reduce healthcare delivery costs. Aerohive’s solution includes routers and 802.11n access points, both managed securely via a single instance of HiveManager. Both Aerohive’s remote access network and Wi-Fi solutions function with unprecedented ease of deployment; just plug them in, and they will automatically find their HiveManager, download their configuration, and get down to work.

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Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit(s)
Simple, Zero-Touch Deployment Model (for routers and Wi-Fi networks
  • No need for wireless or networking expertise
  • Just plug in the router or AP
  • The device will “phone home” and get its configuration from a single, centralized HiveManager
  • Changes are automatically pushed to the device
Fast, Secure Roaming and Identity-based Security enforced in every access point and router as a user connects
  • Provides mobility while maintaining compliance with the network security aspects of HIPAA privacy mandates
  • Enhances security above and beyond 802.11's inherent authentication and over-the-air encryption including integrated firewall, WIPS, VPN, RADIUS, and Active Directory support
  • Users can easily and securely roam between access points and the router with no loss in connectivity.
Fully Distributed Processing, Data Forwarding, and Control Architecture
  • Results in higher network performance  – no controller bottlenecks and no dependence on a vulnerable WAN connection to a remote controller
  • Reduces capex (capital expenditures) because no controller purchases are required
  • Improves budget control with the ability to "pay as you grow"
Mesh Technology for AP-to-AP Direct Communications
  • Eliminates need to cable APs to switches in "clean" areas, such as ORs, which have strict limitations on dirt and dust levels
  • Ensures highest levels of network availability and resiliency, as network "self heals" around any failure points
Centralized Management across multiple sites from a single console or online service
  • Same HiveManager for routers and access points
  • Unified wired/wireless policies enable the same experience for both wired and wireless access
  • Offers easy-to-use management for  streamlining operations and reducing opex (operating expenses)
  • Enables management in central locations, simplifying operation in distributed sites
  • Provides easy access to PCI reports
Secure Guest Access with Integrated Captive Web Portal
  • Provides easy-to-deploy guest access, via access points and routers
  • Offers multiple methods to ensure acceptable use or guest authentication
  • Provides protection against intrusions by temporary users
Simple Pricing Model and No Feature Licensing
  • Grows with your needs (linear cost curve as you grow)
  • Eliminates budget "surprises" as you need additional features for new applications (i.e. QoS, VPN, mesh)
Subscription Model for Remote clinics and healthcare providers
  • Provides maximum flexibility for deploying temporary networks for emergency clinics or in-home care
  • Eliminates pre-staging and remote IT expertise requirements
  • Built in network-based mobile device management