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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure


We evaluate enterprise LAN vendors providing wired and wireless access layer connectivity. Network leaders should evaluate vendors based on their ability to offer the same network applications across both the wired and wireless infrastructure and address new IoT challenges.

Published: 30 August 2016

ID: G00291908

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman , Christian Canales , Bill Menezes , Danilo Ciscato

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Clients Want Convergence and Flexibility
    • What's Changed in the Market?
    • The Vendor Landscape Changes Again

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Aerohive
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • Avaya
    • Brocade (Ruckus Wireless)
    • Cisco
    • Dell
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • Fortinet
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Xirrus
    • Zebra
    • ZTE
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Vendors

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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