Aerohive Networks Ranks in the 'Visionaries' Quadrant in the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant
Sep 11, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Aerohive Networks, a provider of controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-managed mobile networking for the enterprise market, announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.
According to a release, vendors were evaluated based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
The company said that according to the report, "A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (e.g., convergence, security, management or operational efficiency)."
Further, according to Gartner, "In addition to wired or wireless hardware, access layer solutions must include management, security, guest access and planning services in an integrated access network solution. With limited growth in IT resources, administrators require one network management application, one access security solution, one guest access application, or a policy enforcement solution with the flexibility to be deployed in a public cloud or on-premises."
According to Gartner, "The historical separation of wired and wireless solutions for LAN access connectivity is disappearing. End users need to connect to network resources, regardless of whether the connection is wired or wireless. While the revenue for wired LAN access ports is still more than double that of wireless, the shifting momentum can be clearly seen as wireless revenue continues to grow at more than 20 percent annually and switching revenue at the edge is at best flat. Increasingly, wireless connectivity is being viewed as the default connectivity to the network, as users demand more mobility; moreover, a growing number of devices do not have wired network capabilities."
Gartner summarizes, "The market has now matured to a state where there are no 'wired vendors doing wireless' or vice versa; vendors must have an end-to-end hardware solution to be a viable access layer competitor. The historical separation is gone and enterprises should evaluate vendors in the new light of end-to-end access layer capabilities."
"It is a great honor to be recognized as a Visionary again in Gartner's second annual Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant," said David Flynn, chief executive officer, Aerohive Networks. "We believe this achievement is a testament to Aerohive's continued commitment to provide robust, enterprise-class, mobile-centric network edge solutions to support the mobile device influx. We look forward to continuing to invest in our solutions, customers, partners and company to provide exceptional network infrastructure to enable today's mobile-first enterprise."
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