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Juniper Networks named Leader for enterprise wired and wireless LAN infrastructure

By Ryan Morris-Reade
Tue 23 Nov 2021

In this new Magic Quadrant, Juniper Networks was positioned furthest among all vendors in Completeness of Vision, which evaluates vendors on their ability to convincingly articulate current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces.
 
In addition, Juniper received recognition for Ability to Execute, which assesses vendors on the quality and efficacy of processes, systems, and methods to positively impact revenue, retention, and reputation.
 
"With recognition on both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant positions Juniper as the Leader in enterprise wired and wireless LAN infrastructure," says Juniper vice president, Enterprise Marketing, Jeff Aaron.
 
"The Juniper solution delivers unparalleled user and operator experiences, driven by our unique Mist AI engine and cloud. It is both humbling and gratifying to see record customer adoption of this solution, coupled with third-party validation by the industry's top experts," he says.
 
Earlier in the year, Junipers' EX switches and wireless access points driven by Mist AI also received the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice distinction, which recognises vendors and products that are highly rated by end-users. Junipers wired and wireless LAN access infrastructure portfolio has the highest average rating among all vendors in this market, across 450+ end-user reviews.
 
In addition, Juniper recently announced its fifth consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Juniper's AI-Driven Enterprise solutions significantly outpaced the market, with revenue growth of 35% year-over-year, with record bookings for wired and wireless access.
 
The recent wins build on a series of noteworthy Gartner distinctions for the larger Juniper enterprise portfolio. Juniper earned the distinction as the only vendor in the Visionary Quadrant in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure. Additionally, Juniper was named a Visionary in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Global, and a Challenger in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls.
 
Earlier this year, Juniper Networks released a lineup of AI-driven solutions. After closing the acquisition of 128 Technology, Juniper added WAN Assurance and the Marvis Virtual Network Assistant (both driven by Mist AI) to the Session Smart networks portfolio and enhanced the deployment and management of the SRX secure branch gateway using Mist AI.
 
Additionally, building on their actions in the wired/wireless access space, Juniper added a new cloud-native EX switching platform driven by Mist AI.
 
"Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end-users," the company says.
 
"Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world's greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality."
 

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