Aruba Continues to be a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access

Aruba Excels in Completeness of Vision

We are excited to share that, once again, Gartner has recognized Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, as a Leader, positioned furthest overall for its completeness of vision, in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. [1]

The Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure gives Gartner's view of the market based on the vendors' ability to anticipate and integrate transformational technologies or approaches delivering on the future needs of end users. This spans networking components from the infrastructure hardware (APs, switches, controllers) to the software layer (network service applications that span security, management, monitoring, location services, network assurance and beyond).

According to Gartner's Magic Quadrant positioning, as a leader, HPE (Aruba) executes well against our current vision and is well positioned for the future.


(Source: Gartner, October 2017 [1])

This is now the 12th consecutive year [2] that Aruba has been positioned as a Leader in the market, including the prior Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. We believe this consistency, unmatched by any other vendor, is proof of Aruba's innovation, vision, and ability to deliver peace of mind for our customers. We also believe that our Customer First, Customer Last philosophy has enabled us to stand apart from our competitors, delivering robust solutions that our customers appreciate. Our customers' positive experience is reflected in HPE Aruba's position.

The Aruba Mobile First Architecture provides customers with market-leading networking, location services, analytics, and security solutions that allow them to extract new insights and drive more business value from IT assets.  These solutions not only help to securely connect users, devices, and things with speed and scale, but the data from these interactions is also used to drive these contextual experiences, and automate responses and remediation.  Aruba's solutions aren't just for the mobile workforce, but also for addressing how people and businesses interact with connected "things", across wired and wireless access networks, to deliver better experiences for customers, IT, operational technologists and the digital workplace.  Aruba's solutions help IT move beyond being a cost center to becoming a business asset. Extending our portfolio with machine learning, analytics and automation are key factors that will enable customers to scale their networks into the future. With the influx of mobile and IoT devices, we are seeing the need for innovation across both the wireless and wired networks, and are applying our knowledge from the wireless network  into wired access switches so they can effectively meet the challenge of new applications and wired IoT devices.

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Figure 2:  Aruba Mobile First Architecture

Our Mobile First networking strategy, which focuses on delivering contextual experiences for the digital workplace in the union of people, places and things, drives our leadership in vision. The Customer First, Customer Last approach throughout our organization has enabled us to accelerate our execution in the market and help our customers succeed in their businesses.


[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales, Bill Menezes, 17 October 2017.  This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

[2] Aruba's 12 years of placement includes HPE (Aruba) in the Magic Quadrant for the Wired & Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure from 2015-2017 (3 years), Aruba Networks in the same Magic Quadrant from 2012-2014 (3 years) and in the Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure from 2006-2011 (6 years).