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HPE Aruba Surpasses Cisco In Critical Capabilities Networking Report

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, dethroned Cisco for the first time ever in Gartner's influential Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure report, which scores vendors on a variety of networking capabilities in multiple enterprise use cases.

In a clean sweep, Gartner gave HPE Aruba the highest score in each of six network use cases. In the 2016 version of the report -- which featured five use cases – HPE Aruba placed first in only one category with Cisco topping the other four.

"Aruba is the top-ranked vendor for all use cases," Gartner said in this year's report. The report called Aruba's AirWave network management technology and ClearPass secure network access control technology "some of the most complete solutions in the market."

Solution providers said the report was a significant win for HPE Aruba and a sign of the increased momentum for the company's wired and wireless portfolio in customer accounts that were once dominated by Cisco.

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