Meraki Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the First Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meraki, the leader in cloud managed networking, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure.

This report is the first to combine both wired and wireless LAN infrastructure. As the report notes, "Connectivity at the edge of an enterprise network is more than just a wired or wireless LAN infrastructure. Enterprises must choose infrastructure vendors that support network services, including security and management, and can integrate wired and wireless networking products."

Accordingly, Meraki is the first and only vendor to offer a complete cloud managed solution, with wireless, switching, and security appliances all featuring out-of-the-box centralized managed through a cloud based dashboard. In the Magic Quadrant report, Gartner positioned Meraki as a Visionary, recognizing Meraki for completeness of vision and ability to execute.

In the past year Meraki has demonstrated innovation and vision by bringing to market industry-first technologies including the first cloud managed Ethernet switch, WAN optimization, and mobile device management.

Meraki has likewise established a track record for business execution, winning loyalty from a fast-growing, diverse, and global customer base. Recent customer wins include:

  • One of the largest school districts in the Southwest, deploying 5,350 Meraki wireless access points (APs)
  • A leading UK-based retailer deploying a PCI-compliant WLAN across 500 stores
  • A publicly traded investment company deploying Meraki's wireless LAN, switches, and security appliances across all 150 corporate locations.

"Demands on the network, from iPads to video and BYOD, are growing exponentially, and the complexity of traditional architectures is crushing IT organizations," says Kiren Sekar, VP of Marketing at Meraki. "Thousands of customers are turning to Meraki to simplify, scale, and secure their network. We're thrilled to be recognized as a Visionary by Gartner, and believe that Gartner's positioning of Meraki in this year's Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN highlights the importance of our cloud based technology in modern enterprise networks."

About Meraki
Meraki is the recognized leader in Cloud Managed Networking. 100% cloud-based from day one, Meraki's architecture delivers out-of-the-box security, scalability, and management to enterprise networks. Meraki is trusted in over 20,000 customer networks worldwide, including Stanford University, British Telecom, Sony/ATV Music, Starbucks, and M.I.T. Meraki is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is funded in part by Sequoia Capital and Google.  For more information, visit http://www.meraki.com.

About the Magic Quadrant

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