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Wireless, Mobility & BYOD Support
Citrix: Mobile Solutions Bundle
Cisco : Adaptive Radio Modules for the 3600 Access Point
Citrix won the Wireless & BYOD Support competition with its Mobile Solutions Bundle that helps gives enterprises a comprehensive mobile device management (MDM) solution. Judge Lee Badman, who is a network and wireless engineer with Syracuse University, said, "Citrix makes short work of a complicated challenge," referring to the strong defenses it provides against data leakage and the helpful audit trails it provides for dealing with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments.
Arista Networks: 7500E Data Center Switch
Aryaka Networks: Network as-a-Service (NaaS)
NetScout Systems: nGenius 3900 series packet flow switch
Arista Networks won the Networking category as well as the Best of Interop Grand Award with its 7500E Data Center Switch.
The judges said the 7500E switch is worthy of note for its ability to take on "huge networks brimming with virtual hosts." The Arista switch boasts a "30 Tbps backplane, or 3.84 Tbps per slot, supporting a mix of 10, 40 and 100 GbE, maxing out at 1,152, 288 and 96 ports respectively."
In addition, the judges said that what really sets the 7500E apart from the competition is its embedded optical modules, which are used in place of standard CFP modules, in the 100 GbE cards. This means there's no need for expensive, separately packaged optics and, "the result is a dramatic reduction in the total cost per port."