Network administrators using Aerohive Networks’ HiveManger management solution can now do so using voice commands. The wireless network specialist now has this management application controlled by Amazon’s digital voice assistant Alexa.

The now released Aerohive HiveManager Shortcuts solution allows administrators to connect and authenticate to the cloud-based HiveManager management environment via Alexa-based devices such as the Echo speaker or the Alexa app from the Seattle hyperscaler.

According to the wireless network specialist, this solution now allows network administrators to easily access user information, perform network analysis and perform routine tasks on the move or at a location other than their own workstation.

In doing so, Aerohive Networks responds to end-user demands to simplify and make management even more efficient through the cloud-based tool.

Conversations steer actions

Concretely, Alexa allows administrators to use voice commands to easily perform network and security management using 100 specific commands. In addition, the tool has knowledge of 15 step-by-step conversations, such as zooming in on the experience of specific users during specific sessions or periods and reporting on the operational efficiency of network components at a specific time or in a specific period.

Furthermore, these conversations both offer the possibility of logging in to networks using serial numbers and applying predefined network and security rules.

Expanding the possibilities

The wireless network specialist announces that the list of these calls will be expanded in the near future to provide even more functionality. Machine learning and artificial intelligence should help here. In the meantime, 30,000 access networks worldwide are already secured via the supplier’s cloud-based network management, according to the company’s own estimates.

HiveManager Shortcuts will be available for free to HiveManager users from the end of November.

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