This IDC study introduces the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape to the worldwide enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) market. The methodology behind this model uses both quantitative and qualitative assessments of vendors' characteristics that explain vendors' success in the marketplace and can help anticipate vendors' ascendancy. This study covers a variety of vendors that provide wireless LAN solutions that are an integral component of network communication infrastructures within an enterprise. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework that assesses vendors across a wide variety of technical and operational criteria, weighted by factors IDC expects will be the most influential for short- and long-term market success.
"The explosion of mobile devices within the enterprise has introduced a new dynamic into the enterprise WLAN market. This market is rapidly evolving as vendors and end users alike discover more possibilities and growth potential with mobile enterprise applications and cloud applications and services — including the fact that these are closely intertwined with each other." — Rohit Mehra, director, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure
Extreme Networks, Inc., Aruba Networks, Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., Meru Networks, Inc., AIRTIGHT NETWORKS INC, ADTRAN, Inc., D-Link Corporation, Ubiquiti Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Juniper Networks, Inc., EXTRICOM INC, Aerohive Networks, Inc., Ruckus Wireless, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Xirrus, Inc.
Ethernet switch, Intrusion detection and prevention, Market intelligence, Networking virtualization, Routers, Smartphone, VoIP client, WiFi, WAPI, Wireless LAN infrastructure, Wireless and mobile infrastructure