It’s the 25 companies that have the biggest effects on how U.S.-based enterprise networks operate. They’re a diverse bunch – some make switches, others chips. Some are big carriers, others are big fish in little ponds. And plenty aren’t, technically speaking, networking companies at all. Nevertheless, these are our picks for the biggest influencers on the network.
To be clear, these ratings are subjective and in alphabetical order only – broadly speaking, we wanted to list companies that fell into one of three main groups: Up-and-comers with good technology, incumbents with big install bases, and companies that don’t necessarily do networking per se, but nevertheless have a major effect on enterprise networks. The list is based on discussions with a group of industry analysts and on our own institutional expertise. Enjoy.