As the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc., delivers technology-related insight to help companies make informed, intelligent decisions. Gartner Magic Quadrants are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. Clients use Magic Quadrants as a first step to understanding the technology providers they might consider for a specific investment opportunity.
Source: Gartner (December 2012)
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The Magic Quadrant assessment is based on vendor's completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy and innovation, as well as the vendor’s ability to execute, which includes operations and overall viability.
According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control, leaders are successful in selling large NAC implementations (10,000 nodes and greater) to multiple large enterprises. Leaders are pure-play NAC vendors or networking and/or security companies that have been first to market with enhanced capabilities as the market matures. Leaders have the resources to maintain their commitment to NAC, have strong channel strength and financial resources. They have also demonstrated a strong understanding of the future direction of NAC, including the impact of BYOD and guest networking. Leaders should not equate to a default choice for every buyer, and clients should not assume that they must buy only from vendors in the Leader's quadrant.
*This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from ForeScout. Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control," Report G00238941, December 3, 2012, Lawrence Orans, John Pescatore.