Aerohive Solutions by Network Location
Guest access has proven to be popular with enterprises as a way of providing customers, vendors, consultants, and other corporate visitors with Internet access. This is offered as a convenience and a way to make the meetings or engagements at corporate as productive as possible, with the guests able to access email or websites during their visit.
- SSID settings and policies for guest access can assign users to a guest VLAN
- Access points can tunnel their traffic directly to the Internet DMZ
- Security and QoS policy enforcement are performed at the access point for the guest user. This may optionally be used to restrict guest access to only the Internet or other authorized resources, limit their bandwidth, and prevent layer 2 through layer 4 denial-of-service (DoS) attacks that could otherwise consume valuable air time and resources.
Aerohive's unique cooperative control architecture and cooperative control APs can deliver this level of flexible identity-based policy without the need for a centralized controller and in networks as small as a single access point. This significantly reduces the cost and complexity associated with providing this service to non-employees working within the enterprise.