WLAN architecture specialist Aerohive has handed over an undisclosed sum for privately-held cloud-based networking firm Pareto Networks, which released the world's first cloud-based routing and VPN solution last year.
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It plans to integrate Pareto's technology into its own HiveOS operating system and HiveManager Online, its cloud services package, with new features and platforms coming on-stream by the mid-point of the year.
Aerohive CEO David Flynn said the acquisition would speed Aerohive's own entry into the cloud-based networking space.
"Pareto was first to market with a cloud-based router solution, designed to eliminate ... cost and complexity," said Flynn.
"Adding this technology to Aerohive's existing expertise in cloud-based wi-fi network management will enable [us] to reduce the complexity and operating cost of mid-sized enterprises, branch and micro-branch networks in the same way it has for enterprise wi-fi," he added.