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Cisco Edges Competition by Being a Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Access Magic Quadrant Leader

September 6, 2016 - 7 Comments

Today everything is becoming digital, and we don’t mean just connecting to a network. We are talking about machines communicating with other machines, employees retrieving the information they need allowing their work to be done anywhere and everywhere, customers interacting with their favorite brands and suppliers and the network becoming a source of insights when it comes to user interaction and threat awareness. These important, integral connections are why Cisco introduced the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA).

The epicenter of the digital revolution is the network edge—regardless if it’s the wireless LAN, LAN or even the WAN edge at the branch. The edge is the catalyst to success more than ever before.

To be successful at the edge Cisco knows not just any solution will do. You need to have top security to protect the business and key assets, you need higher intelligence to make sure devices and apps deliver the optimal experience, you need to adapt faster and you need more granular data to identify problems when they’re still small—before they become big problems. This all adds up to you making better decisions, faster.

Cisco has invested a lot in the digital network edge to make sure our customers are prepared for not only the challenges of today, but tomorrow’s demands too. Our strategy isn’t about just meeting the latest standard. Cisco meets and surpasses them because we know the digital world moves fast, and those standards can be outdated in an instant. It’s no coincidence that as soon as a new standard is ratified, we start hearing about the NEXT standard.

Our philosophy is working. Want proof? According to the newly released Gartner Magic Quadrant for wired and wireless LAN access infrastructure, Cisco is a leader in the clubhouse when it comes to our ability to execute and completeness of vision.


In addition to the speed and ease in which you can get to the edge, harvesting and utilizing useful data is a breeze. With both cloud and on-premises deployments supporting Connected Mobile Experience (CMX), your network transforms from being a simple connection to the outside world to one that can granularly inform you about what’s happening in your own organization.

For our on-premises deployments, CMX works hand-in-hand with Hyperlocation, a feature that utilizes industry-leading location accuracy technology to provide even more data and security for your network. This is simply another way of interacting with your customers and your employees, making sure that these connections made on the edge will work for you.

The voyage to the network edge is where your next level of connections will take place, allow Cisco to take you there quickly and securely.

Read the Gartner Magic Quadrant report here.

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  1. With Cisco’s Software Define Access release this GAP will widen as this is industry leading disruption in truly unifying access #neverbetter

  2. Great stuff! It is estimated that at least 25% of all corporate data traffic does not flow through the corporate network infrastructure. Good to also acknowledge that the ‘network edge’ is now the mobile device, where Cisco leads in security and management via Umbrella/OpenDNS, AnyConnect VPN’d back to a NGFW running SourceFire and ThreatGrid, AMP for Mobile, Meraki Systems Manager MDM, CloudLock, ISE and MSE…

  3. You nailed it Prashanth “you need to have top security to protect the business and key assets etc”. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Think Net Think Cisco, Cisco Always Number One. Congrats

  5. When anyone that is looking for self motivation towards any kind of industry, there is a sure place to find it. Definitely is Cisco. A company that I followed for two decades as a model of a well defined, Vision, Mission and Purpose in every step it does. Cisco is an excellent model for those who looks for a well established market reputation, through the test of time, and customers satisfaction.

    It’s a true model of management, engineering, design, deployment and trust, but the very best of all, is a real time innovation wizard. My respects and admiration for the things you do, and the example for others to follow.

  6. Where we belong. #neverbetter

  7. Congrats CISCO , We are always number 1 !!!