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Magic Quadrant for Wired, Wireless LAN 2020: Mist Launches Juniper Into Leader’s Circle

Gina Narcisi

The latest Magic Quadrant report is touting a new leader this time around to challenge longtime market heavyweights in the wired and wireless LAN market.

Niche Player: ALE

For the second year in a row, ALE is a niche player. The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise-branded portfolio includes wireless APs and campus Ethernet switches with 802.3bz multigigabit ports supporting 802.11ac and 802.11ax performance. ALE’s Rainbow workflow software as a service (SaaS)-based communication platform and workflow engine creates automated network management, provisioning and IT security enforcement policies.

ALE targets large and midsize enterprise sectors and employs vertical-market-specific sales teams to focus on specific industries where it believes it can be most successful. Gartner warns that because ALE is privately held by a Chinese-based investment firm, clients will have to make sure they can get visibility into key financial and operating information they may require for RFPs.

 
Gina Narcisi

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

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