Dude. PPSK. 'nuff said.
Well, actually, I have lots more to say, but you get my point. My friends at Aerohive would have you believe that their new solution, 'Private PSK' (let's just call it PPSK), was designed to:
1. Incease security on enterprise-class devices that either don’t support 802.1X/EAP or don’t support it very well (e.g. no fast/secure roaming)
2. Offer secure hotspot services
While on both counts they are right on the money, the story doesn't end there. When combined with their Virtual HiveManager (vHM), this stuff becomes the coolest thing since...well, the last Aerohive solution I wrote about: HiveUI. See my blog article called ‘Collectonomous’ and another cool article from Lisa Phifer here: http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/reviews/article.php/3812366 . There are SO many things you can do this type of, ‘half way between 802.1X/EAP and PSK’ solution! vHM is an online WNMS that manages their PHAT APs (my new term for describing the coolest, fastest, smartest APs I've ever seen). You just connect each AP, let it pull an IP (DHCP), SSH into it using the default un/pw, issue one command - 'hivemanager x.x.x.x' - and then 'save config'. Poof, you're off and running. Just log into vHM with your personal login, and you have control of your APs. SOOOOO simple. Now, where was I? Ah yes, PPSK... Continue reading...