A NEW WAY TO MANAGE THE ACCESS NETWORK

Most network management tasks today are performed from a computer, via a management console. However, enterprise networks these days are becoming ever more complex and are often distributed across locations. As a result, IT needs access to the network anywhere, anytime to continue operating at peak performance. Enter HiveManager Shortcuts – a unique voice-driven, AI-powered interface to HiveManager, Aerohive’s next-generation Network Management System.

JUST TELL THE NETWORK WHAT YOU NEED

Aerohive is the first vendor to recognize that a voice-driven interface to access the network can significantly increase efficiency for IT networking professionals. To that end, Aerohive has integrated our HiveManager Network Management System with Amazon’s Alexa Virtual Assistant.  The result is HiveManager Shortcuts – a voice-enabled, virtual assistant for network administration tasks. See it in action in this video!

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

We do not believe that IT departments, even lean ones, will switch to 100% voice interaction anytime soon to control their infrastructure. However, having access to HiveManager from anywhere and while working on other tasks, enables IT to accomplish more, in a shorter time. Think of HiveManager Shortcuts as an extra pair of hands for IT!

HANDS-OFF NETWORK MONITORING

Monitor the network while out and about, for example by drilling down to a specific client’s experience during a session or over a period of time. The HiveManager Shortcuts can also notify the system administrator of changes in network, device or client status.

PERFORMANCE ANALYTICS ON-THE-GO

Gain anytime, anywhere access to powerful client and networks analytics enabled by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. For example, let HiveManager Shortcuts summarize current and historical network KPIs like network and client health, data throughput, quality of client network connections and others.

REDUCED IT WORKLOAD

Offload routine tasks by delegating them to your virtual network management assistant. The HiveManager Shortcuts can perform standard network administration tasks, for example onboard an Access Point using a serial number, then apply a pre-configured network policy and send an email when the task is completed.

GO AHEAD – TALK TO YOUR NETWORK!

HiveManager Shortcuts currently supports two types of conversations: guided and interactive.

GUIDED CONVERSATIONS

In guided conversations, HiveManager Shortcuts offers and then performs different tasks. It prompts the user as needed for additional information to complete the task. The following guided conversations are supported:

  • Network status overview and drill down into specific topics or issue
  • Onboard a network device and apply a policy
  • Check on the status of a client
  • Check on the status of a network device
  • Check on the authentication status of a client

INTERACTIVE CONVERSATIONS

These are specific questions you can ask HiveManager Shortcuts. They cover a variety of topics. A few examples:

  • Were any changes made to HiveManager lately?
  • How much bandwidth was consumed by the busiest APs in the last hour?
  • How is my network doing compared to others of similar size with respect to bandwidth usage?
  • What are the Top 5 applications being used and the bandwidth each of them has consumed in the last hour?
  • What is the average RSSI of all clients on the network in the last hour?

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