Branch Office VPN, Wired and Wireless Access
IT staff often face a difficult choice when implementing remote or branch offices. On the one hand, these sites are typically staffed by non-technical employees, which can make it expensive to deploy and maintain full VPN access and WiFi networks to them. At the same time, these branches are becoming increasingly customer-facing and mission-critical, so any downtime or compromise of enterprise security features directly impacts customer satisfaction, privacy, and, ultimately, company revenue. Without local support, the remote administration of the VPN and the wireless LAN has also become a major concern.
Distributed Enterprise Networking Solution
Aerohive has the answer. By leveraging our unique Cloud Services Platform, Aerohive has enabled our routers to automatically get their configuration from the HiveManager, either from our public cloud platform or from your private cloud. Admins just need to create the configuration in their account, order the Aerohive BR200 branch office routers and have them shipped directly to the branch site. No need to install VPNs, download client software onto each user device, train users on VPN use, or send experts onsite to validate the routers’ configuration – that is all taken care of by the Aerohive Cloud Services Platform.
Now every branch can have the security and privacy of a headquarters office without worrying about trying to save money through generic, off-the shelf access points, or bother with their ongoing management issues. When the BR200 is powered up, it will automatically find its HiveManager – either in our Cloud Services Platform or in your datacenter, download the configuration, and start enforcing corporate network use and security policies – even enforcing guest access and BYOD policies – without any intervention from headquarters’ personnel or requiring a truck roll to bring up the network.
And because HiveManager provides a single centralized interface to configure and manage the Aerohive BR200 routers, managing a thousand branch offices and retail outlets is literally as easy as managing one.
This solution, known as Aerohive’s Branch on Demand, dramatically simplifies large-scale roll out and management of secure branch office networks by leveraging the cloud to unlock efficiencies never before possible with traditional branch office network architectures.