A hive is a group of network entities and components such as switches and access points. Hives are used for the graphical, hierarchical and geographical representation of an organization.
A hive can be used for setting user permissions (i.e. Allowing the branch IT manager to only see his own branch network environment without visibility of other branches) and for setting up policies per each location.
Watch this video to learn more about setting up hives and hive-policies:

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