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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure


With the higher speeds of 802.11n and increased focus on voice, wireless LANs are becoming the access layer technology of choice for new enterprise network deployments. To capture growth, vendors must meet diverse requirements regarding guest access, security, manageability and deployment.

Published: 26 November 2008

ID: G00163188

Analyst(s): Michael J. King, Tim Zimmerman

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • 3Com
    • Aerohive Networks
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Aruba Networks
    • Belden/Trapeze Networks
    • Bluesocket
    • Cisco Systems
    • Enterasys/Siemens Enterprise Communications
    • Extreme Networks
    • Extricom
    • Foundry Networks
    • HP ProCurve
    • Meru Networks
    • Motorola
    • Nortel Networks
    • Proxim Wireless
    • Ruckus Wireless
    • Xirrus
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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