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Gartner Recognizes Cisco as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs

Mobility is changing the world we work in, and the recent launch of Google’s phone shows that smartphones are here to stay. Whether we are talking about iPhones, Blackberries, or Nokia, Samsung, and Google smartphones, people are using these devices and their laptops to connect to work and personal information, no matter where they are located.

Workers must ensure that they have a secure connection when they are mobile and the key to ensuring secure remote connectivity is VPN technology. Cisco continues to invest in VPN solutions to help the mobile workforce remain secure when they are out of the office with innovative solutions that provide a seamless and secure connectivity experience.

Last month, Gartner recognized and positioned Cisco as a leader in the 2009 Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs.

As a leader, Cisco is an SSL VPN vendor who balances the ability to execute with a completeness of vision. With a portfolio of Cisco ASA and Cisco ISR appliances, Cisco provides SSL VPN in different form factors to support different deployment options. It must be working, even in these challenging economic times, because Cisco continues to grow market share and exceeds all of the other vendors in the number of new concurrent seats sold.

Workers are increasingly mobile and working from locations outside the traditional office more and more, further highlighting the need for a strong SSL VPN solution to ensure secure mobile connectivity. Cisco has been recognized as a leader and customers agree. Learn more about what Gartner has to say about Cisco in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSL VPNs.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Cisco.

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