Source: Media Outreach
Headline: ALE positioned as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – November 15,2017 – At a glance:
This is the sixth year in a row ALE ispositioned as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and WirelessLAN Access InfrastructureAlcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unified Accessnetwork capabilities, Intelligent Fabric and Network Management technologiesevaluated Company offers OmniAccess® Stellar wirelesstechnology, and the latest switching technology to support Internet ofThings
ALE, operatingunder the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in theVisionaries quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN AccessInfrastructure” published on October 17, 2017 by Tim Zimmerman, ChristianCanales and Bill Menezes. This marksthe sixth consecutive year Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been recognized as a Visionaryin this report.
According to the report, “A vendor in theVisionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in itsoffering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated inone or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise(for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). Theability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layerwill affect its position.”
New tothe Alcatel-LucentEnterprise networking portfolio are OmniAccessStellar Wireless access points, whichenable ALE to respond quickly to new vertical requirements, and deliver a secureand unified solution, simplifying IT operations. Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 2500provides unified LAN/WLAN management delivering unified access and policycontrol across OmniAccess Stellar WLAN and OmniSwitch® products. Automation isalso found with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric which enablesnetwork auto-configuration at the core and access layers, and simplifiesroutine tasks related to moves, adds and changes while reducing operationalcosts and complexity for IT by 30% to 50%. In 2017, ALE also introduced anexpansion of the OmniSwitch product line with a hardened access switch idealfor industrial or outdoor IoT deployments.
The report continues, “Clients continue to tellGartner through inquiry, customer interactions and surveys that new businessstrategies with IoT implementations are attaching large numbers of newendpoints to an enterprise’s access network. These new devices require newdiscovery and location capabilities, new security, and provisioningfunctionality to attach to the network (since many IoT devices do not havekeyboards or displays), as well as new management capabilities. This newfunctionality must be part of any new access layer RFP, or the organizationrisks increasing the security attack surface with unknown and unmanageddevices, as well as being unable to meet the service-level requirements forauthorized end users.”
“Customer Successand their inputs drives us at ALE to continue to build anddeliver innovativeenterprise networking solutions,” commented Stephan Robineau, EVP of Networkingbusiness at ALE. “We believeour positioning asa Visionary for the past six years in this report validates our efforts to deliveron simplifying life for IT departments. We feel that our wired and wirelesssolutions provide customers a single platform to securely manage the growingdemand for mobility, bandwidth and expansion to the Internet of Things.”
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