May 25, 2017 9:54 AM ET

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Company Overview of Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Company Overview

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. provides Wi-Fi solutions to service providers and enterprises worldwide. It offers SmartZone, a line of carrier-grade wireless access and management products that include SmartZone controllers, as well as software solutions, such as vSZ and virtual SmartZone Data Plane. It also provides ZoneDirector, a Wi-Fi controller that streamlines the configuration and management of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points; ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points, which support various virtual WLANs, Wi-Fi encryption, and advanced traffic handling, as well as point-to-point and multipoint bridges; and Unleashed, a controllerless indoor Wi-Fi access points for small business owners. Also,...

350 West Java Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

United States

Founded in 2002

1,050 Employees





Key Executives for Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

President and Director
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 41
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 51
Vice President of Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 52
Chief Commercial Officer
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Key Developments

RED Technologies and Ruckus Wireless Complete Interoperability Tests of their Technologies

RED Technologies and Ruckus Wireless have announced that they have successfully completed interoperability tests of their technologies, illustrating their readiness for the 3.5 GHz CBRS band in the United States as well as future spectrum sharing frameworks such as those envisioned for 5G. These frameworks provide coordinated interference protection and management, protecting incumbent services while supporting both exclusive and permissive commercial access. RED Technologies' patented cloud-based SASlive© solution allows incumbents to evaluate and plan spectrum-shared deployments, localize zones for spectrum sharing geographically and minimize the likelihood of interference between the incumbent and the secondary network. The solution allows automated network reconfiguration to secure primary users priority access. Ruckus Wireless OpenG™ technology-based small cells and SP Cloud management platform deliver indoor and outdoor LTE coverage and capacity with the simplicity and cost model traditionally associated with Wi-Fi. Combining multi-operator (neutral host) LTE access points with openly available CBRS spectrum, OpenG technology unlocks new business models for both enterprises and service providers. The combined solution tested by these two innovators shows global carriers and other industry participants that a tailored, cost-effective solution for accessing the new CBRS 3.5 GHz band is on hand now. Those operators that first make use of shared spectrum stand to be first to market with groundbreaking, revenue-generating 5G services.

Ruckus Wireless Announces the Availability of Version 3.5 of its SmartZone™ Operating System

Ruckus Wireless announced the availability of version 3.5 of its SmartZone™ Operating System (OS). The new release powers higher-capacity controller portfolio, including the SmartZone 300 (SZ300) high-scale control and management appliance. With more than 30 new features and enhancements, SmartZone OS 3.5 makes it easier than ever for IT to improve the end-user experience and to better align security and policy posture with a diverse user device constituency. New capabilities also enable enterprises and managed service providers to easily and securely implement complex network architectures and multi-tier business models. The SmartZone portfolio includes high-capacity appliances designed for service provider and large enterprise deployments—SZ300 and virtual SmartZone High-Scale (vSZ-H)—and enterprise-class appliances—SmartZone 100 (SZ100) and virtual SmartZone Essentials (vSZ-E)—designed for mid-sized enterprise networks. The virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) works in conjunction with virtual control and management appliances, enabling a high-throughput distributed data plane. Since their introduction in 2015, SmartZone controllers have been deployed by more than 2,000 enterprise and service provider organizations that are collectively managing more than 600,000 APs. Enhancing End-user Experience Management: As end-user quality-of-service expectations increase, IT departments are increasingly challenged to meet them. SmartZone OS 3.5 provides IT with tools to better ensure quality experience: Visual Connection Diagnostics (VCD) enables IT to react in real time to end-user problems, visually troubleshooting the client connection process, pinpointing the failure stage and identifying the likely cause of failure; New ‘super-KPIs’, combined with visual alerts and pivot-table functionality, provide IT with a more effective means of predicting end-user experience degradation, reducing the time IT must spend on identifying systemic failures; and near real-time push-streaming enables IT to effectively respond to rapidly deteriorating network conditions by allowing third-party or custom-built analytics tools to consume key performance indicators (KPIs) with no delay, no fidelity loss and no need for IT to create a firewall pinhole. Creating More Flexible Security and Policy Management: Ensuring that the network, devices and users are protected without compromising expected service and access levels is critically important. The new release helps IT address these challenges more easily: SmartZone integration with Ruckus Cloudpath™ security and policy management software allows IT to create a practically unlimited number of user and device roles, enabling user-specific VLAN, access control and bandwidth attributes. This capability enables IT to segment the network based on real security and policy needs, rather than on a one-size-fits-all basis; and usability improvements to Ruckus Dynamic Pre-Shared Key™ (DPSK) technology include a group DPSK function and, with Cloudpath integration, automatic key distribution to end users. Group DPSK is designed to make it easier for organizations with "headless" Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as printers and Apple TVs to manually distribute keys to these devices by enabling groups of device types to use a common DPSK key. Enabling More Sophisticated Business and Deployment Models: The latest SmartZone release further enhances multi-tenant and data plane functionality and flexibility for service providers that host private clouds and for large enterprises and educational institutions: Multi-tenant partner domain segmentation allows service providers that operate private clouds to establish secure, isolated operating domains for their non-hosting managed service provider clients. This new capability, combined with existing domain and zone functionality, enables the private-cloud service provider to support any single-tier or dual-tier managed services business model, while meeting stringent operational and security requirements; the zone affinity feature in the vSZ-D provides a common data plane to distributed sites, allowing customers to maintain a centralized data architecture in the event of a WLAN vendor change. Managed service providers can use the same capability to allow their customers to tunnel guest traffic away from their local area network (LAN); Native DHCP/NAT functionality in the vSZ-D simplifies deployment complexity by enabling high-performance DHCP assignment in a centralized or distributed network context without the need for third-party DHCP/NAT servers; and the vSZ-D enables Layer 3 roaming without the need for a dedicated mobility controller. Parameters are defined just once in a centrally located vSZ-H/E instance. Distributed vSZ-D instances automatically establish tunnels between themselves. Roaming devices maintain their original IP address, ensuring session persistence for sensitive applications such as voice.

Ruckus Wireless Announces Collaboration with Pelco by Schneider Electric

Ruckus Wireless announced its collaboration with Pelco by Schneider Electric, which combines Ruckus' ZoneFlex™ access points (APs) and ICX switches with Pelco by Schneider Electric's IP cameras and video management system (VMS) solutions to offer flexible installation options and enhanced solutions for physical security. By leveraging Ruckus SmartMesh™ wireless technology, it is now possible to deploy self-organizing and healing networks specifically suited for video applications. This allows for robust video delivery with a high level of tamper resistance and low latency video monitoring functionality at sites where traditional wired connectivity is not available. IP cameras can now be installed for permanent or temporary placement alongside wireless access points, without any need to run dedicated wired backhaul to the location. System integrators now typically select locations for IP video and Wi-Fi APs in isolation. The ability to co-locate equipment and share backhaul enables venues and integrators to more easily plan their security and networking requirements and manage these systems over a common secure network infrastructure. The offering reduces installation cost and increases operational efficiency to deploy Wi-Fi access along with IP video for smart cities, large public venues, education, casino gaming, hospitality and other applications.

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