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5 Things You Need To Know About Aerohive's New SD-WAN Solution

Aerohive argues that its new SD-WAN solution is more united and easily managed than offerings from Cisco and other competitors.

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Aerohive Networks took clear aim at Cisco Systems and other networking vendors with a new software-defined wide area network solution it says offers simplicity, performance and optimization competitors in the red-hot market for SD-WAN technology can't match.

Aerohive, already a major software-defined local area network player, introduced its SD-WAN solution this week, and the Milpitas, Calif., company argues that it is in a position to offer a more unified, easily managed solution than competitors, including Cisco. The company says the new system allows customers to reduce operational costs, and increase efficiency while allowing applications to be optimized for individual users.

Aerohive's unified approach allows users or partners to manage Aerohive's SD-WAN solution with a simple "single pane of glass" interface. The solution includes Aerohive's new XR200P cloud-managed, secure SD-WAN router, a VMware-based virtual VPN gateway appliance and its Hive Manager cloud management platform.

SD-WAN seeks to connect large enterprise networks using software, rather than expensive, proprietary hardware. In recent months, major vendors like Cisco and VMware have acquired their way into the red-hot space, Cisco with the acquisition of Viptela and VMware with its planned acquisition of VeloCloud. Click through to see five things you should know about Aerohive's the new solution.

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