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Extreme Networks Recognized as a Visionary in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 02:32:31 PM

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Positioned the furthest for Completeness of Vision

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced it has been positioned the furthest by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the September 2015 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for "Completeness of Vision."[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 "Many of our customers across multiple industries around the world rely on the expertise of Gartner in their evaluations of technologies and vendors. We are thrilled to be recognized and positioned the furthest in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's annual Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant, a move that we believe highlights our commitment to providing our customers with a broad range of high quality, software-driven wired and wireless solutions. We feel Gartner recognizes Extreme's strength in optimizing the access layer for enterprises considering an all wireless office which we believe further validates our focus on supporting the needs of the mobile enterprise."

Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP & CIO, National Football League "We chose Extreme Networks for our in stadium wireless provider because they were visionary and creative on how to solve our unique demands. Extreme backs-up these attributes with great service and teamwork to help ensure their implementations are successful. Gartner is an important part of our assessment process when making technology decisions."

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