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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure


We evaluate a variety of LAN vendors providing converged access layer connectivity. Vendors are increasingly able to provide integrated hardware and network application solutions. Enterprises are expanding how users connect to the infrastructure, and vendors are providing new ways to differentiate.

Published: 26 June 2014

ID: G00261463

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Andrew Lerner , Bill Menezes

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • What's Changed?
  • What's Required in the Wired and Wireless Access Layer?

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Adtran
    • Aerohive
    • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
    • Aruba
    • Avaya
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks (Enterasys Networks)
    • HP Networking
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Motorola Solutions
    • Xirrus
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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