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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: Allied Telesis

Same as last year, Allied Telesis finds itself in the Niche Player quadrant thanks to its broad portfolio of campus and branch switches and wireless APs for unified access network. Network devices can be managed on-premises with the company’s Vista Manager, or in the private or public cloud via its AMF Cloud offering.

Gartner found that all Allied Telesis products, including its industrial-grade switches, use the same operating system -- AlliedWare Plus -- which offers uniform functionality. More than 60 percent of Allied Telesis’ global revenue came from Japan in 2019. The vendor, however, is lagging behind its competitors when it comes to advanced network technologies because Vista Manager does not support network assurance using AI/ML.

 
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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