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Gartner has released their 2012 Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant.  Cisco is recognized as a leader in this highly anticipated publication.

Our industry is going through dramatic changes. The rapid growth of cloud, mobility and business collaborations has put more and more pressure on the network. Disparate wired and wireless networks architected and managed separately are no longer sufficient to meet the new demand. This is the first time that Gartner covers wired and wireless LAN infrastructure together in one Magic Quadrant. It is a clear sign that the time has come to evolve the network infrastructure to address the rapid growth of cloud, mobility and business collaborations with a unified approach.

Cisco has a strong vision that we are best positioned to help our customers capture these market transitions with unified policy, management and architecture based on a single-network strategy. The Cisco Unified Access solution uses this vision to deliver uncompromised user experience, best-in-class resiliency and scale, as well as deployment flexibility for our customers. The three supporting pillars of the Cisco Unified Access solution are:
- One Policy:  single source of policy across wired, wireless and remote access
- One Management:  manage user experience  end to end
- One Network:  deliver a seamless experience across any network

Customers will gain the ability to achieve a single business policy, context-based control, comprehensive visibility as well as operational efficiency as they adopt the Cisco Unified Access solution. In the next several days, we’ll have follow up blogs to discuss how Cisco enables our customers to accomplish these goals.

Here’s a look at the Gartner 2012 Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Magic Quadrant.

Share with us what you’re doing in to make your policy, management and network all work better together!

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