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Let's take a look inside today's managed networks.

Download the 2020 Network
Vendor Diversity report.

We analyzed four device categories across
a sample of nearly 30,000 networks.

Then, we compared the new data to what we collected in 2018 and 2019.
Here’s a taste of what we found:

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The network hardware market is becoming increasingly crowded

The number of new network hardware vendors represented in the data grew by 26, totalling a whopping 368 vendors.

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Cisco maintains its reign as the most commonly deployed device vendor

Cisco accounts for 20.1% of devices across all networks, but Cisco-owned Meraki and Ubiquiti are slowly eating into its share.

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The top spot in the access point category remains tightly contested

Only 0.9% separates Ubiquiti, the most commonly deployed access point vendor, and second place Meraki.

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The switch category is the most fragmented by a wide margin

Out of the 368 vendors represented in the data, 138 of them are switches. Out of 138, nine comprise 93.4% of the category share.

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The firewall category remains the least fragmented of the bunch

Only 52 vendors compete in the firewall category, compared to 86 in the router category, 100 in the access point category, and 138 in the switch category.

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Virtual machines are on the rise in the router and switch categories

We discovered several new SD-WAN and virtual switch vendors, which shows the continued growth of software-defined technologies.

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As your network evolves,
Auvik can help you keep up.

With support for more than 700 vendors, Auvik works with whatever network gear you have and eliminates the need for techs to know every different vendor's CLI.

Auvik’s cloud-based network management software keeps
IT networks around the world running optimally.

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