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Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure

Published: 17 November 2021

Summary

Vendors serving this market provide needed functionality for basic connectivity needs; however, I&O leaders require capabilities for such functionality as network management and assurance, automation, policy enforcement, Internet of Things containment, and locationing, which can vary significantly.

Included in Full Research

  • ALE
  • Allied Telesis
  • Arista Networks
  • Cambium Networks
  • Cisco (Catalyst)
  • Cisco (Meraki)
  • CommScope
  • Extreme Networks
  • Fortinet
  • H3C
  • HPE (Aruba)
  • Huawei
  • Juniper
  • TP-Link
  • Wired Access
  • WLAN Access
  • Identification and Network Access
  • Management and Administration
  • Additional Network Service Apps
  • IoT Device Containment
  • Unified Wired and WLAN Access
  • Hands-Off NetOps
  • Remote Branch Office With Corporate HQ
  • Wired-Only Refresh/New Build
  • WLAN-Only Refresh/New Build

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

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As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

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