Enterprise wireless network management controller 

SmartZone WLAN controllers offer a unified wired and wireless management system to help you master your Wi-Fi® connectivity. Powered by SmartZone OS software, our controllers can be deployed as physical or virtual appliances. In addition, our flexible architecture scales to meet most network requirements, which makes it ideal for medium-to-large enterprises and managed service providers. 

Keep your network complexity in check with our converged network management

The SmartZone OS software delivers an industry-unique converged wired and wireless network management on the controller to simplify life for IT. Now, you can manage and monitor RUCKUS access points (APs) and switches from a single unified network console. SmartZone systems automate numerous routine administration tasks to free up time for other projects by leveraging:

  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Automatic firmware updates
  • One-click access to any AP or controller across all clusters
  • Dynamic Pre-Shared Keys to give employees and guests easy, secure access to network connectivity

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Future-proof your network with maximum scalability and flexible deployment

SmartZone OS software delivers the industry’s highest scalability; it supports up to 30,000 APs, 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.

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Leverage APIs to integrate with your own and third-party applications

Unlike closed systems in which integration is limited, expensive and prone to errors; SmartZone OS software features an extensive collection of open application programming interfaces (APIs) including RESTful/JSON. These enable IT teams to invoke most functions and configurations available in the SmartZone OS graphic user interface (GUI).

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What customers and managed service providers are saying about SmartZone
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.”

Clayton Hubbard, Enterprise Architect for N4L

Group 1 Automotive

“The RUCKUS management system gives us granular control that we’ve never had before.”

Jarrod Murphy, IT Manager

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AVE Union case study

“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.”

Charles-Étienne Dubé, Chief Architect, Intello by Telus Business
(Managed service provider to AVE Union)

Wifirst case study

“The BeamFlex technology has allowed us to provide better coverage, better quality of service to our customers, and the Virtual SmartZone has allowed us to manage centrally in a unified and simplified way.”

Alexandre Louisy, head of international operations at Wifirst

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