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Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Summary

Enterprise LAN vendors providing access layer connectivity must respond to changing demands. Infrastructure and operations leaders should evaluate vendors based on their ability to provide an intelligent access layer capable of network automation that addresses all of the business requirements.

Published: 17 October 2017

ID: G00316060

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

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Aerohive
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • Brocade (Ruckus)
    • Cisco
    • Dell EMC
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • Fortinet
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Mist Systems
    • Mojo Networks
    • New H3C
    • Riverbed (Xirrus)
  • 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

Context

Market Overview

  • Clients Seek Stability, Flexibility
  • What's Changed in the Market
    • Enterprise Requirements Focus on Network Application Services
    • IoT Requirements Drive Software Innovation
    • Consolidation Continues, New Providers Emerge

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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