Gartner released its 2019 Critical Capabilities report for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, and once again, Hewlett Packard Enterprise's subsidiary, Aruba Networks, found itself on top.
In this year’s report, Aruba Networks defended its crown in five of the report's six categories and bested its closest competitor, Cisco, in all but one category. Cisco, on the other hand, took home silver in five of the six categories and one bronze after being bested by Juniper Networks’ MIST Systems. The report also included 15 other wired and wireless mainstays and leaders, including Extreme Networks, which had a good showing after now being fortified with its Aerohive Networks purchase, Chinese player Huawei, and Arista Networks subsidiary, Mojo Networks, to name a few.
Here’s how each of the 18 wired and wireless vendors fared on the 2019 report and how their product capabilities set them apart.