Mist Honored with CRN® 2016 Tech Innovator Award

Mist earns seventh distinction in just six months for groundbreaking wireless platform that uses machine learning to simplify IT operations and deliver amazing user experiences

Mist, a pioneer in smart wireless networking for the smart device era, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Mist with a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Award. This is the seventh honor bestowed on Mist since first launching its revolutionary wireless platform midway through 2016, underscoring the revolutionary nature of the Mist platform, which uses advanced machine learning technology to simplify Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) operations, minimize wireless costs, and deliver amazing indoor location services to mobile users.

The 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges. The Mist wireless platform took top honors in the “Networking – Wireless” category.

The Mist platform lets you think centrally and act locally through a combination of cloud-based intelligence and on premises enterprise-grade Access Points. It is the first wireless platform to use machine learning to automate key tasks like packet captures for troubleshooting, event correlation for rapid fault remediation, and high accuracy indoor location services for personalized contextual wireless experiences. In addition, you can set and track service levels in real-time to ensure wireless users are always having the best experience. The Mist platform is also purpose-built on a modern microservices cloud architecture, ensuring the industry’s best scale with unprecedented agility to roll out and change services. These capabilities make the Mist platform ideal for solution providers looking to deliver high value Wi-Fi and/or BLE services to companies of all sizes.

“The innovation in the Mist platform allows us to offer our customers best-in-class insight and mobile experience,” said Brian Ortbals, VP Advanced Technology at World Wide Technology, a leading technology integrator providing technology products, services and supply chain solutions to customers around the globe. “In addition, unique BLE features like virtual beacons and a real-time location engine let us offer personalized wireless services that are highly differentiated and very compelling to our customer base.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators. Other recent distinctions for Mist include Gartner’s “Cool Vendor in Mobile and Wireless,” Network Computing’s “Tech Startups Blazing New Trails,” CRN’s “Coolest Networking Startups in 2016”, Network World’s “Hottest Enterprise Networking & IT Startup of 2016”, InformationWeek’s “Top 125 Vendors to Watch”, and Network Computing’s “25 Vendors to Watch.”

About Mist
Mist Systems, a Juniper Networks company, is leading the transition to AI-driven IT. The Mist Learning Wireless LAN (WLAN) makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing unprecedented visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist brings enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, BLE and IoT together to deliver personalized, location-based wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons. All operations are managed via Mist’s modern cloud architecture for maximum scalability, agility and performance.


Leslie Ruble
Juniper Networks

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