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Wired, WLAN Gartner Magic Quadrant: Crowded Leader Quadrant Anchored By Aruba, Cisco

Gina Narcisi

The 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure report features an overall slimmed-down list of networking players but a busy Leader quadrant that includes mainstays Aruba and Cisco.

Leader: Extreme Networks  

A Leader once again, Extreme Networks’ Extreme Cloud is a broad portfolio of cloud-managed and on-premises-managed network applications and services in conjunction with its end-to-end wired switching and WLAN products. The company serves customers in all markets, from SMBs to large enterprises, with a focus on state and local government, education, health care, manufacturing and retail.


Extreme Networks has invested heavily in automated network fabric functionality, which translates into

less manual configuration burden and time to deployment compared with competing vendor products, Gartner said. The company also offers integration with third-party vendors. Extreme Networks’ management platform can perform basic management of multivendor network equipment.


Customers and prospects report confusion with Extreme Networks’ channel and direct sales product demonstrations, Gartner found. The company also has gaps in its presence in regions such as Asia and Latin America.

Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at

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