Extending Your Enterprise with Branch on Demand™

The continued decentralization of the traditional corporate office is being driven by a number of major enterprise initiatives — homeshoring, teleworking, and the need to reduce real estate costs. These distributed enterprise initiatives place a great deal of pressure on IT, who is tasked with finding a way to cost effectively deliver HQ-like access, security, and performance to non-technical users who are often performing mission critical functions remotely. In many cases, these users can number in the hundreds, or even thousands.

Introducing Branch on Demand

Aerohive has the answer. Aerohive’s Branch on Demand™ is a complete Brand office network solution, purpose-built for small branches and teleworkers, that combines the BR Series branch router platforms, HiveOS router capabilities, a Cloud-enabled VPN gateway, and the Aerohive Cloud Services Platform. The resulting solution enables enterprises to provision branch office networks and teleworkers with just a few clicks, with the robust Layer 2-7 corporate policy enforcement, enterprise class network visibility and remote remediation capabilities previously only available in complex, large branch solutions. This breakthrough teleworker and branch office networking solution enables all these advanced networking features across hundreds or thousands of branches and teleworkers with straight-to-site delivery and instant, on-demand provisioning starting at $99 per office.

The heart of the Branch on Demand solution is the Aerohive branch routers. Based on our robust HiveOS operating system, these compact devices require virtually no intervention from the end user; simply plug the branch router in, and the device will leverage Aerohive's Cloud Services Platform to do the rest. The branch router will automatically find its HiveManager, whether it is located in the cloud or on-premise, download the corporate wired and wireless security policies, establish its VPN connection if necessary, and the office is up and running in minutes. No need to install complex VPN systems, download client software onto each user device, or train users on VPN use.

Branch office network operations are simplified as well. Admins simply set up the configuration, and provide the parameters for branch routers to acquire the config. Unified wired and wireless policies make it particularly easy to add branch routers if you already have Aerohive access points installed. When a device comes online, HiveManager will automatically push the configuration to the device. HiveManager is completely out-of-band, so a WAN disturbance does not affect the branch network or the Aerohive WLAN at all. And because HiveManager provides a single centralized interface to configure and manage both Aerohive access points and routers, managing a thousand devices is literally as easy as managing one.

Watch the BR200 Branch Router Video.