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Mist Systems Included as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, Second Year in a Row

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                        Evaluation Based on Completeness Of Vision and Ability To Execute; Record Year of Growth for Mist's AI-driven Wireless Platform

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Mist, the pioneer in self-learning networks powered-by artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that the company has been recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner, Inc. 2018 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure1. This is the second consecutive year Mist has been named a Visionary in this report. Mist was also recently included as a Visionary in the first-ever 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Worldwide2.

According to the report, "Evolving enterprise requirements for greater access layer intelligence and automation continue challenging networking vendors. Infrastructure and operations leaders should evaluate wired and wireless LAN infrastructure based on increasingly complex needs for access network services and management."1

This has been a banner year of accomplishments for Mist. In just the second year of shipping product, Mist has become the wireless standard for many of the Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, with 900 percent year-over-year average growth. After an oversubscribed Series C funding round led by Kleiner Perkins, the company invested heavily in global expansion, with local teams and/or partners now in place throughout North America, EMEA, ANZ, India, APAC and Japan. 

The company continues to set the bar for AI innovation in IT, including the release of the world's first AI-driven virtual network assistant, Marvis, which uses natural language processing to provide unprecedented insight into the Wi-Fi experience and prescriptive guidance for fast troubleshooting. Marvis complements other industry firsts from Mist, including Wi-Fi service levels, dynamic packet capture, automated event correlation and user engagement using virtual Bluetooth LE.

In addition, Verizon launched a managed software defined Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) service using Mist,  and it was recently announced that the Mist Learning WLAN is part of the Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE:PANW) Application Framework.

With continued corporate, product, and industry momentum, Mist has quickly become one of the fastest growing vendors in the history of networking.

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1 Gartner ‘Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure,' by Bill Menezes, Christian Canales, Tim Zimmerman, Mike Toussaint, July 11, 2018
2 Gartner, ‘Magic Quadrant for Indoor Location Services, Worldwide' by Tim Zimmerman, Annette Zimmerman, January 8, 2018

"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Visionary in both the Magic Quadrants for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure and Indoor Location Services,Worldwide," said Sujai Hajela, co-founder and CEO of Mist. "As Mist continues to lead the charge for AI in IT and shake up the networking space with groundbreaking innovations like the Marvis virtual network assistant, it is flattering to see the industry take note and to be recognized for our achievements." 

Gartner clients can download a copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure report, here https://www.gartner.com/document/3882165.

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About Mist
Mist built the first AI-driven wireless platform with the world's first virtual IT assistant. The Mist Learning Wireless LAN makes Wi-Fi predictable, reliable and measurable by providing unprecedented visibility into the user experience and by replacing time consuming manual IT tasks with proactive automation. In addition, Mist is the first vendor to bring enterprise-grade Wi-Fi, BLE and IoT together to deliver personalized, location-based wireless services without requiring battery-powered beacons. All operations are managed via Mist's modern cloud architecture for maximum scalability, agility and performance.

The Mist team consists of leading experts in wireless, data science and cloud, who are responsible for building the largest and most advanced networks in the world. Founded in 2014, the company is based in Cupertino, CA and funded by top investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Kleiner Perkins. For more information, visit www.mist.com

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