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Cisco Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/14 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), a leading provider of wired and wireless network solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leader's quadrant of The 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure. (1)

"Cisco continues to innovate in wired and wireless LAN technology and believes that our positioning in the Leader quadrant by Gartner for the third consecutive year is a confirmation of our strategy and business performance," said Sujai Hajela, senior vice president of Cisco Enterprise Networking. "Over the last year, we believe we have helped customers by innovating in key areas such as location-based services with Cisco's Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) solution, and extending Unified Access through the expansion of Cisco's 802.11ac wireless portfolio. Cisco believes that positioning in the Leader quadrant is a testament of our continued strength in delivering on our strategy to blend wireless and wired enterprise networks and we're pleased that Gartner has once again acknowledged our vision and execution."

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(1) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Tim Zimmerman, Andrew Lerner, Bill Menezes, 26 June 2014

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