|[December 18, 2018]
Cradlepoint Positioned within Inaugural Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure
Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless
network edge solutions, today announced it is one of twenty vendors
positioned within Gartner's (News - Alert) inaugural Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge
Infrastructure* report. Gartner recognized Cradlepoint as a Niche
Player. In our view, Cradlepoint's placement in the Niche Players
quadrant reflects its laser focus on meeting the needs of organizations
that are shifting to cellular connectivity for network reliability and
business agility, and in preparing companies for the impact of
Gigabit-LTE (News - Alert) and 5G on product and service delivery.
The market for branch office wide-area network functionality is shifting
from dedicated routing, security and WAN optimization appliances to
feature-rich SD-WAN and vCPE platforms. Gartner states, "WAN edge
infrastructure now incorporates a widening set of network functions,
including secure routers, firewalls, SD-WAN, WAN path control and WAN
optimization, along with traditional routing functionality." Together,
these functions better enable network connectivity from distributed
enterprise locations that access resources in both private and public
data centers as well as cloud (as a service).
Cradlepoint targets several vertical markets, including retail, quick
serve restaurants, the public sector, hospitality, healthcare,
transportation and financial services. Other assets include
Cradlepoint's relationships with major network providers and its ability
to provide highly-integrated, cost-optimized platforms.
"The WAN edge is evolving as enterprise and government oranizations
extend secure and reliable connectivity from people, places and things
to private and public cloud resources," said Todd Krautkremer, chief
marketing officer at Cradlepoint. "The need for pervasive connectivity,
combined with the pace of 5G and gigabit LTE roll-outs by cellular
providers, will hasten wireless WAN deployments - moving wireless from
niche to mainstream in the future."
The inaugural Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report
evaluated vendors on over 15 criteria. Cradlepoint is one of 20 vendors
included within the Magic Quadrant.
A complimentary copy of the full report is available online from
Cradlepoint at: cradlepoint.com/GartnerMQ
*Gartner "Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure" by Joe Skorupa,
Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales, Mike Toussaint. 18 October 2018.
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Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge
solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint Elastic
Edge™ vision-powered by NetCloud services-provides a blueprint for
agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and
5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with
resiliency, security, and control. More than 25,000 enterprise and
government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the
world's top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first
responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep
critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT
devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use
Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed
network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held
company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in
Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia.
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