Fluke Networks acquired AirMagnet

FlukeWith its acquisition of wireless LAN design, management and security vendor AirMagnet, Fluke Networks is positioning itself to be a vendor of choice for enterprises that are trying to manage hybridized networks with both wired Ethernet and wireless LAN technology.

“The bottom line is that enterprises are going to have hybrid networks for a really, really long time,” said Paul DeBeasi, senior analyst with Burton Group. “I’m having a lot more phone conversations with enterprises that are looking at new deployments where they want to just go all wireless for network access. What that really means is wireless LAN for access and wired Ethernet used for backhaul and also for switch trunks and data center connections.”

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