Calvin College Deploys New Secure, Cloud-Managed Network with Aerohive Solution

Milpitas, Calif. — February 28, 2017 — Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE), ), the fastest growing enterprise Wi-Fi vendor, today announced that Calvin College selected Aerohive to provide an enterprise approach to its network and improve connectivity across its main campus, as well as five additional physical locations.

Aerohive was chosen for its intelligent, cooperative-control enabled access points, which ensure simplified management and control while eliminating single points of failure, as well as its flexible features, and intuitive network management system.

News Facts

  • Calvin College had previously implemented a Cisco network with an ad hoc approach, placing access points in campus buildings. If problems arose, the IT team would simply try moving the AP to a different location. With the onslaught of mobile devices on campus over recent years, Calvin College needed to take an enterprise approach to its network, upgrade to 802.11ac technology and set up a comprehensive wireless network to improve connectivity.
  • After evaluating Meraki, Calvin College decided to move away from a Cisco-brand solution and rolled out an Aerohive pilot in the president’s office, testing connectivity and bandwidth before deploying across the larger campus. They chose Aerohive AP230 access points, BR200 branch routers, VPN Gateway Virtual Appliance and HiveManager® implemented on-premises.
  • The IT team set up an SSID for faculty and students, assigning different VLANs for individual users and has leveraged Aerohive’s Private Pre-Shared Key (PPSK) feature to authenticate users at the graduate seminary to the larger network. Branch routers are used at an adjacent clinic from Mercy St. Mary’s Hospital, located close to campus and ensuring network connection for staff members who need access to Calvin’s system.
  • Aerohive’s Bonjour Gateway has helped in the management of the network, giving Apple devices, such as Apple TVs and iPads, a path to firmware updates and service readiness. Band steering capabilities from Aerohive will allow devices to route to the 5GHz band, relieving network congestion for the campus. Other plans include implementing VoIP phones with Jabber for campus-wide advanced communications platform.
  • To read the full Calvin College case study, please visit:



“Aerohive has provided Calvin College with an outstanding enterprise Wi-Fi solution across most of our entire campus, the areas that have been migrated from the old wireless system,” said Mark Corliss, network engineer, Calvin College. “Aside from the technology boosting our network along with simplicity of management, the support from Aerohive has been exceptional and instrumental to ensure a successful deployment. The ability to carve out how users authenticate is a key capability and gives us the flexibility we require to accommodate our network and user needs. As we leverage additional features and expand our network, we know we can count on Aerohive to continue to architect a successful wireless solution.”

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding new Aerohive product and service offerings and statements regarding their expected performance, market receptiveness and competitive advantage. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult or impossible to predict. The actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements as a result of these uncertainties, risk and changes in circumstances, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: general demand for wireless networking in the industry verticals targeted or demand for Aerohive products in particular, unpredictable and changing market conditions, risks associated with the deployment, performance and adoption of new products and services, risks associated with our growth, competitive pressures from existing and new companies, technological change, product development delays, our inability to protect Aerohive intellectual property or to predict or limit exposure to third party claims relating to its or Aerohive’s intellectual property, and general market, political, regulatory, economic and business conditions in the United States and internationally.

Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Aerohive’s financial and operating results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in the Company’s recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q.  Aerohive’s SEC filings are available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at and on the SEC’s website at All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and Aerohive Networks disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.

About Aerohive Networks

Aerohive uses Cloud Management, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to radically simplify and secure the Access Network. Our Cloud-Managed Wireless, Switching, Routing, and Security technologies provide unrivalled flexibility in deployment, management, and licensing. Credited with pioneering Controller-less Wi-Fi and Cloud Management, Aerohive delivers continuous innovation at Cloud-speed that constantly challenges the industry norm, allowing customers to rethink what’s possible. Our innovations and global cloud footprint radically simplify Access Network operation for 30,000+ customers and 10+ million daily users. See how at

Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. For more information, please visit, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, or become a fan on our Facebook page.


“Aerohive”, “Aerohive Networks”, and “HiveManager” are registered trademarks of Aerohive Networks, Inc. All product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.