SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. ("Extreme"; Nasdaq: EXTR), a software-driven networking company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aerohive Networks, (NYSE: HIVE), a pioneer in cloud-managed networking, bringing together the world's #2 leader in cloud managed wireless LAN services?1; with the #3 provider of enterprise networking equipment. With Aerohive, Extreme will offer customers and partners more choices for cloud and on-premises wired and wireless technology, including the industry's broadest array of wireless LAN solutions at a critical technology transition to Wi-Fi 6 – all from a single vendor and backed by its award-winning, insourced services and support team.
The acquisition of Aerohive adds critical cloud management and edge capabilities to Extreme's portfolio of end-to-end, edge to cloud software-driven networking solutions. It expands Extreme's technology leadership in Wi-Fi and NAC, adding cloud-managed Wi-Fi and NAC solutions to complement its on-premises Wi-Fi and NAC technology, driving Extreme deeper into key verticals and presenting numerous opportunities for cross-sell and up-sell within the combined portfolios. It also brings new SD-WAN capabilities to Extreme's solutions mix. Now, customers and partners of Extreme and Aerohive will be able to mix and match a broader array of software, hardware, and services Elements to create networks that support their unique needs and that may be managed and automated from end-to-end – from the enterprise edge to the cloud – to advance their digital transformation efforts.
1 Cloud-Managed Networking Market Report – 2019, June 6, 2019, IHS Markit