The Magic Quadrant assessment is based on vendor's completeness of vision, including market understanding, product strategy and innovation, as well as the vendorís ability to execute, which includes operations and overall viability.
According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control, leaders are successful in selling large NAC implementations (10,000 nodes and greater) to multiple large enterprises. Leaders are pure-play NAC vendors or networking and/or security companies that have been first to market with enhanced capabilities as the market matures. Leaders have the resources to maintain their commitment to NAC, have strong channel strength and financial resources. They have also demonstrated a strong understanding of the future direction of NAC, including the impact of BYOD and guest networking. Leaders should not equate to a default choice for every buyer, and clients should not assume that they must buy only from vendors in the Leader's quadrant.