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Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Published: 15 September 2015

ID: G00270164

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


Here, we examine the capabilities of wired and wireless local-area network vendors to address a set of common enterprise use cases. Network decision makers should use this research to determine which vendors have the best mix of critical capabilities for their specific usage requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Aerohive Networks
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • Avaya
    • Brocade Communications Systems
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • HP Enterprise (Aruba Networks)
    • Huawei Technologies
    • Juniper Networks
    • Ruckus Wireless
    • Zebra Technologies
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Wired Access
    • WLAN Access
    • Guest Access/BYOD
    • Management and Administration
    • Additional Network Applications
  • Use Cases
    • Enterprise Unified Wired and WLAN Access
    • Enterprise Wired-Only Connectivity
    • Enterprise Wireless-Only Connectivity
    • SMB and/or Mall or Remote Branch Office
    • Voice Over WLAN
    • IaaS or Managed Service

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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