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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired, Wireless LAN 2019: Aruba, Cisco, Extreme Networks Lead The Way

Aruba Networks, Cisco, and Extreme Networks were crowned leaders on this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired, Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure as four new players joined the report.

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Leaders of the Pack

Gartner released its 2019 Critical Capabilities report for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure and Hewlett Packard Enterprise's subsidiary, Aruba Networks, Cisco Systems, and Extreme Networks – now bolstered by Aerohive Networks -- found themselves in the winner’s circle.

Of the four quadrants, the “Challengers” quadrant sat empty this year as 13 vendors crowded into the “Niche Player” category, including Security specialist Fortinet, Chinese provider TP-Link, and Arista Networks’ subsidiary, Mojo Networks, to name a few. Embattled firm Huawei, and Juniper Networks, now the proud owner of Mist Systems which sat on the report last year, were named visionaries this time around.

A total of 18 wired and wireless vendors landed on the 2019 Magic Quadrant this year. Here’s who ranked as a leader, niche player, and visionary, and the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor.

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