Extreme Networks Recognized as a Visionary in the 2016 Gartner Wired and Wireless Access LAN


Extreme Networks, Inc. announced that for the second consecutive year, it has been positioned the furthest to the right by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. In addition to maintaining its position for “Completeness of Vision,” Extreme also improved in its “Ability to Execute.”[1]

According to Gartner, “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. Visionaries will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect their position.”

Executive Perspectives

Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks
“Gartner is a highly regarded and trusted source for us and many of our customers, and we’re proud to be named a Visionary in the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Magic Quadrant for the second year in a row. At Extreme, we’re focused on delivering high quality end-to-end wired and wireless software driven networking solutions and strive to deliver the best possible service to all of our customers. To be recognized for our products and solutions is truly an honor.”

Simon Gilbrook, IM&T Network Specialist, West Suffolk National Health Service Foundation Trust
“In an IT department as small as ours, Extreme Networks has helped us reduce the complexity of our network, making it easier for people to access and use our systems. We are pleased with Extreme’s performance, specifically when it comes to price and ability. Their solutions are exactly what we need based on our vision to improve the overall experience at our hospital.”

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world’s leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000.


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