Network controllers with converged management for enterprises and MSPs
SmartZone™ network controllers deliver unified wired and wireless management. Powered by the SmartZoneOS™, a SmartZone network controller can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. SmartZone network controllers are ideal for medium-to-large enterprises and managed service providers. Their flexible architecture scales to meet the requirements of the largest organizations.
Keep complexity in check with industry-unique converged wired and wireless network management
The SmartZoneOS delivers converged wired and wireless network management on the controller to simplify life for IT. Manage and monitor RUCKUS® access points and switches from a single unified network console. SmartZone systems automate numerous routine administration tasks to free up time for other projects. Leverage zero-touch provisioning, automatic firmware updates, one-click access to any AP or controller across all clusters, and more. Use dynamic pre-shared keys to give employees and guests easy, secure access to network connectivity.
Future-proof your network with maximum scalability and flexible deployment
SmartZoneOS software delivers the industry’s highest scalability—it supports up to 30,000 access points, 3,750 switches, and 450,000 clients per cluster. Fewer controller instances enabled by ultra-scalability reduces total cost of ownership compared to the competition. Choose from a variety of deployment options—deploy SmartZone systems as on-premises physical appliances, virtual appliances with broad hypervisor support, or on popular cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers.
Leverage APIs to integrate with your own and third-party applications
Unlike closed systems in which integration is limited, expensive and prone to errors, SmartZoneOS exposes an extensive collection of open APIs (RESTful/JSON). These enable IT teams to invoke most functions and configurations available in the SmartZoneOS GUI.
What customers and managed service providers are saying about SmartZone
Group 1 Automotive
“The RUCKUS management system gives us granular control that we’ve never had before.”
“The centerpiece of the managed Wi-Fi network is RUCKUS SmartZone network controller. It was easy to integrate SmartZone with the Intello platform so we can monitor the entire network from our dashboard,”
Chief Architect, Intello by Telus Business
(Managed service provider to AVE Union)
New Zealand Ministry of Schools
“Once the equipment is installed, we can manage the Wi-Fi APs and switches through a single dashboard using RUCKUS Virtual SmartZone. We have visibility across all of the networks, down to the device level, from our TAC [Technical Assistance Center]. The RUCKUS management software provides extensive diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities.”
Enterprise Architect for N4L
Case Study: AVE UnionAVE Union is a luxury residential community in Union, New Jersey. They chose a RUCKUS network with Cloudpath Enrollment System for always-on, high-performance Wi-Fi.
Case Study: Wifirst - Smart Wi-Fi Enables Service Providers to Supply Customers with Only the BestWifirst is an international Internet Service Provider with headquarters in Paris, France that specializes in the deployment and operation of high density managed WiFi networks. Wifirst is one of the only Wi-Fi operators with dedicated solutions for student housing, hotels, military bases and camp grounds with its own core network.
Data Sheet: Dynamic PSKDynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a CommScope-patented technology that provides encryption key technology for secure network access to RUCKUS networks.
Data Sheet: ChannelFlyChannelFly® automates wireless channel planning to minimize interference from both Wi-Fi and non-Wi-Fi sources. It analyzes channel activity and uses specialized algorithms to select the best channel based on historical values.
Solution Brief: Network SegmentationThis solution brief discusses network segmentation using VLANs and VXLANs, use cases and relevant RUCKUS products.
Case Study: New Zealand Ministry of EducationThe Ministry of Education's, power of connection program aims to allow every student to learn and thrive in a safer and more secure online environment.
August 04, 2022
AVE Union, A Luxury Residential Community, Differentiates Itself with High-performance Enterprise Wireless Service
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