Here's Who Made Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant For Wired And Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure


Strengths: Cisco has a robust set of services, including Software-Defined Access (SDA) and Network-as-a-Sensor with Cisco Identity Services Engine for Internet of Things segmentation, as well as encrypted traffic analytics with Cisco Stealthwatch to address security concerns. SDA is a programmable network architecture that provides software-based policy and segmentation from the edge of the network to the application.

Weaknesses: Cisco's Aironet/Catalyst and Meraki engineering and marketing teams continue to operate separately, and functionality is implemented differently between the two teams. Cisco still remains the market-share leader for access layer connectivity, but it continues to lose market share, according to Gartner.

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