Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Published: 26 August 2014

ID: G00262826

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


Gartner evaluates the critical capabilities of wired and wireless LAN access networking vendors against a set of common enterprise use cases. Network decision makers can use this research to determine which vendors have the best mix of capabilities for their specific usage requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Adtran
    • Aerohive
    • Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
    • Aruba Networks
    • Avaya
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • HP Networking
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Motorola Solutions
    • Xirrus
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Wired Access
    • WLAN Access
    • High-Density WLAN Access
    • Management and Administration
    • Onboarding and Policy Enforcement
    • Additional Network Services
  • Use Cases
    • Enterprise Unified Wired and WLAN Access
    • Enterprise Wired-Only Access
    • Enterprise WLAN-Only Access
    • Small or Remote Office
    • Guest or Hot Spot Access Only
    • High-Density Venue

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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