Evaluation Based on Completeness Of Vision and Ability To Execute; Record Year of Growth for Mist’s AI-driven Wireless Platform
According to the report, “Evolving enterprise requirements for greater access layer intelligence and automation continue challenging networking vendors. Infrastructure and operations leaders should evaluate wired and wireless LAN infrastructure based on increasingly complex needs for access network services and management.”1
This has been a banner year of accomplishments for Mist. In just the second year of shipping product, Mist has become the wireless standard for many of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, with 900 percent year-over-year average growth. After an oversubscribed Series C funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, the company invested heavily in global expansion, with local teams and/or partners now in place throughout North America, EMEA, ANZ, India, APAC and Japan.
The company continues to set the bar for AI innovation in IT, including the release of the world’s first AI-driven virtual network assistant, Marvis, which uses natural language processing to provide unprecedented insight into the Wi-Fi experience and prescriptive guidance for fast troubleshooting. Marvis complements other industry firsts from Mist, including Wi-Fi service levels, dynamic packet capture, automated event correlation and user engagement using virtual Bluetooth LE.
In addition, Verizon launched a managed software defined Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) service using Mist, and it was recently announced that the Mist Learning WLAN is part of the Palo Alto Networks® Application Framework.
With continued corporate, product, and industry momentum, Mist has quickly become one of the fastest growing vendors in the history of networking.
“We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Visionary in both the Magic Quadrants for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure and Indoor Location Services,Worldwide,” said Sujai Hajela, co-founder and CEO of Mist. “As Mist continues to lead the charge for AI in IT and shake up the networking space with groundbreaking innovations like the Marvis virtual network assistant, it is flattering to see the industry take note and to be recognized for our achievements.”
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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.
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