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Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Published: 10 November 2020

Summary

AI/ML functionality for root cause analysis and automated resolution, IoT containment, and locationing remain critical components for wired and wireless LANs. Infrastructure and operations leaders should use this research to assess vendor hardware and software capabilities across six use cases.

Included In Full Research

  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • ALE
    • Allied Telesis
    • Arista Networks
    • Cambium Networks
    • Cisco
    • CommScope (Ruckus Networks)
    • Dell Technologies
    • D-Link
    • Extreme Networks
    • Fortinet
    • H3C
    • HPE (Aruba)
    • Huawei
    • Juniper Networks
    • Rohde & Schwarz (LANCOM Systems)
    • Ruijie Networks
    • TP-Link
    • Ubiquiti Networks
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • WLAN Access
    • Wired Access
    • Identification and Network Access
    • Management and Administration
    • IoT Device Containment
    • Additional Network Service Apps
  • Use Cases
    • Unified Wired and WLAN Access
    • WLAN-Only Refresh/New Build
    • Wired-Only Refresh/New Build
    • Remote Branch Office With Corporate HQ
    • Performance Stringent Applications
    • Hands-Off NetOps
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

Analyst(s): Christian Canales Tim Zimmerman Bill Menezes Mike Toussaint

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