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Extreme Networks named leader in Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure fourth year running
Thu, 25th Nov 2021
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Extreme Networks has been named as a Leader by Gartner in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless Local Access Network Infrastructure. It is the fourth consecutive year Extreme has been positioned as a Leader in the annual research report.

Since the last Magic Quadrant report published in 2020, Extreme believes it has continued to strengthen its leadership position in cloud-managed networking, reporting 96% year on year growth in subscription bookings, making it the fastest growing company in the category.

The company recently closed the acquisition of Ipanema and plans to augment the ExtremeCloud offering with SD-WAN capabilities, creating an opportunity to further grow its SaaS business.

Extreme has focused its efforts on helping customers embrace and succeed in increasingly distributed environments which Extreme calls the Infinite Enterprise. Extreme's solutions power the Infinite Enterprise by leveraging a scalable cloud infrastructure to extend the connectivity required to power consumer-centric experiences at scale.

"Our relentless focus on innovation and customer success has enabled us to make it easier than ever for our customers to manage their complex networking deployments," says Ed Meyercord, president and chief executive, Extreme Networks.

"Putting our customers at the centre of everything we do has organically extended our leadership in the market, establishing Extreme as a leader in networking software and hardware," he says.

"Being recognised as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for the fourth year in a row is a testament to both the work we have done and our vision for the future."

Prior to being named a Leader in this report, Extreme Networks was also recognised as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for Wired and Wireless LAN every year since 2018. The company received a 4.7 out of 5 rating, which is a measure of how satisfied existing customers are with a vendors product.

Customers leveraging Extremes solutions benefit from:

  • Streamlined management of highly distributed network environments. ExtremeCloud IQ is a cloud management platform that helps network administrators reduce the risk of missing potential network issues by simplifying onboarding, configuration, monitoring, managing, troubleshooting, alerting, and reporting for wired and wireless network infrastructure devices.
  • Proactive risk reduction and enhanced user experiences. Extreme Co-Pilot leverages AI/ML to significantly reduce the number of false alarms that can consume IT administrators time and proactively identify risks for professionals managing highly distributed networks. It provides explainable recommendations that empower teams to optimise and troubleshoot quickly.
  • Reduced operating complexity and greater flexibility. Universal Platforms for Extremes switching and wireless portfolios can run multiple Extreme operating systems and simplify ordering, licensing, and warranty processes.
  • Access to the fastest wireless speeds available. Extremes AP4000 universal wireless platform was the first enterprise-grade Wi-Fi 6E access point to ship to customers and is capable of operating in the new 6 GHz frequency band.