October 21, 2015

Extreme Positioned as "Visionary" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Wired/Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Extreme Positioned as "Visionary" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Wired/Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Download Your Copy of Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Report

The results are in! Gartner has released their 2015 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. With very exciting news, Extreme Networks announces their positioning as the furthest vendor in the “Visionaries” quadrant for “Completeness of Vision.”

Why Extreme Cares About Gartner’s Magic Quadrant (And you should too!)

A Magic Quadrant maps a vendor’s position in a market defined by Gartner.  The quadrant has a vertical axis that measures a company’s “Ability to Execute” and a horizontal axis that measures “Completeness of Vision.”

End users and investors use the Magic Quadrant to:

  • Identify vendors to consider when doing technology refreshes
  • Understand the risks of doing business with a particular vendor
  • Estimate the current and probable strength of a vendor in a market segment
  • Indicator of marketing and sales momentum
Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant

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The Gartner Magic Quadrant research report is intended for use in conjunction with Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure,” and uses the same vendor inclusion criteria. Extreme Networks is placed in the top 3rd of vendor scores for all use cases.

What Does it Mean to be “Visionary”?

According to Gartner, “a vendor in the Visionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique ad differentiated approach to the market. Visionaries will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect their position.”

This move highlights Extreme’s commitment to providing customers with a broad range of high quality, software-driven wired and wireless solutions. We believe this recognition is also validation to Extreme’s strength and focus in supporting the needs of the mobile enterprise.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Report

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Extreme Innovation

Positioned as a “Visionary” is a huge accomplishment for Extreme as we work hard to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market with innovative solutions to meet tomorrow’s needs.

Did you also know that Extreme is one of the top 17 vendors with a combined revenue derived from Enterprise WLAN, software and applications, and campus Ethernet switching? Extreme’s ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer had a positive effect on our position in the Magic Quadrant.

Gartner recognized Extreme’s ability to innovate with:

  • NetSight for its single console that provides multivendor, centralized management.
  • Management of the full wired and wireless portfolio that can be deployed on-premises or virtually in a public or private cloud environment.
  • Extreme is one of the few vendors that can fully optimize the access layer for any enterprise considering an “all wireless office” decision.
  • Extreme’s Purview analytics engine software provides insight into who is on the network, what applications they are accessing, where they are located and what device they are on.

Download your full copy of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure to learn more.

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About The Contributor:
SarahJane WalsheDigital Marketing Specialist

SarahJane Walshe is the digital marketing specialist at Extreme Networks. In this role, SarahJane is responsible for developing and managing the corporate lead generation program where she specializes in the strategy and execution of content marketing and lead nurture campaigns for successful inbound marketing and lead generation initiatives. She has been with Extreme Networks since February 2014, transitioning from her previous role as the Vertical Solutions Marketing co-op during her graduate studies at the University of New Hampshire earning her MBA from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. SarahJane also earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNH with a focus in digital marketing and media studies.

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