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SmartZone 5.1.2.3 (FIPS and CC Compliant) Release Notes

SmartZone 5.1.2.3.1035 FIPS and CC Compliant Software Release Notes

Supported platforms:

  • Controllers:  SZ100 (SZ-104, SZ-124), SZ300, vSZ, vSZ-D
  • Access Points:  R610, R710, R720, T610, T610s, T710s, E510

NOTE: Do NOT load FIPS SmartZone on Non-FIPS SKU hardware.

Do NOT enable / disable FIPS on any Non-FIPS purpose controller, or you will Zeroize (Brick) your system!


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Applicable To The Following Products

Ruckus E510

The ZoneFlex™ E510 is a Wave 2 802.11ac (MU-MIMO-capable) Wi-Fi access point (AP) with a unique, diminutive two element enclosure which separates the RF components from the antenna module, is designed to address challenging RF conditions in an aesthetic manner.  The E510 is ideal for installation in stadiums, park benches, street furniture, light poles or on trains.

The E510 can be placed unobtrusively inside metal-shielded signage at a bus or train station, and within a vending machine and display kiosk.  The low profile antenna module can be located externally and linked to the RF module via weather proof cabling.

Ruckus R610

The ZoneFlex R610 delivers blazing performance, with data rates up to 1900 Mbps and the density-handling ability to match.  Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference and improves signal quality for any device, anywhere.  Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.
The R610 is a great fit for deployments in high-density enviornments in which dozens of clients need guaranteed high throughput.  K-12 schools offering online digital learning with 30+ kids per classroom and university lecture halls serving concurrent HD video streams to hundreds of student devices are perfect use cases for the r610.
The R610 can be used with any Ruckus control and management platform - appliance, virtual or cloud-managed.  That means that as your business needs change, your architecture - and your APs - can change with you.

Ruckus R710

The ZoneFlex R710 is industry’s highest performance 802.11ac Wave 2 access point.  It combines Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class design with the next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver outstanding Wi-Fi performance and reliability.

With throughput capacities of 800 Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps (5GHz), the ZoneFlex R710 supports the highest available throughput for Wi-Fi clients. 802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the R710 to simultaneously transmit tomultiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability. 

ZoneFlex R710 is purpose-built for high-capacity, high performance and interference-laden environments such as schools, universities, public venues, hotels, and conference centers.

Ruckus R720

The ZoneFlex R720 is a new dual-band concurrent 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point capable of 160 MHz and 80+80 MHz channelization, designed for high density indoor applications.  The R720 features one 10/100/1000 Etherenet port, and one 100/1000/2500 Ethernet port that supports 802.3af and 802.3at Power Over Ethernet (PoE), and a USB port for IoT applications.


Ruckus T610

The T610 delivers blazingly fast connectivity for high-density outdoor deployments, with combined radio data rates of 2.5Gbps and the density-handling ability to match.  Patented BeamFlex+ technology rejects interference amd improves signal quality for any device, anywhere.  Included MU-MIMO technology maximizes network efficiency, reducing bottlenecks and enhancing user experience.  Smart Mesh accelerates time-to-deployment and eliminates the cost associated with Running Ethernet cabling between multiple access points in the network.  The T610 can be used with any Ruckus control and management platform - appliance, virtual or cloud-managed.  That means as your business needs change, your architecture - and your APs - can change with you.

The T610 is designed for high-density deployments in which dozens of clients need guaranteed high throughput.  Smart Cities providing city wide wireless connectivity for: municipal Wi-Fi, untilities and smart sensors for IoT applications are ideal use cases for the T610.  The T610 is for customers that want premium wireless performance and don't have specialized backhaul interface needs (like fiber or coaxial cable).

Ruckus T710

The ZoneFlex T710 is the industry's first and highest performing 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor AP.  The T710 combined Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class industrial grade design with next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver industry-leading Wi-Fi performance, reliability and coverage for challenging high density outdoor deployments.  With throughput capacities of 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps(5GHz), the ZoneFlex T710 supports the highest available thoughtput for Wi-Fi clients.  802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the T710 to simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability.  The T710 is designed to support multiple backhaul scenarios like Ethernet (with Link Aggregation between the 2 Ethernet ports supported to boost data rates) andFiber.

The T710 is ideal for deployment in dynamic outdoor environments with highest density utilization and interference, like public outdoor hotspots, smart cities, outdoor enterprise and schools,where support for hight client densities and/or data intensive streaming multimedia applications (like HD IPvideo) is imperative.

Ruckus T710s

The ZoneFlex T710s the 120-degree Sector coverage version of the T710 - industry's first and highest performing 802.11ac Wave 2 Outdoor AP.  The T710 combined Ruckus patented technologies and best-in-class industrial grade design with next generation of 802.11ac features to deliver industry-leading Wi-Fi performance, reliability and coverage for challenging high density outdoor deployments.  With throughput capacities of 800Mbps (2.4GHz) and 1733 Mbps(5GHz), the ZoneFlex T710s supports the highest available thoughtput for Wi-Fi clients.  802.11ac Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) support allows the T710s to simultaneously transmit to multiple client devices, drastically improving airtime efficiency, overall throughput, and availability.  The T710s is designed to support multiple backhaul scenarios like Ethernet (with Link Aggregation between the 2 Ethernet ports supported to boost data rates) andFiber.

The T710 is ideal for deployment in dynamic outdoor environments where directional (120-degree sector) coverage is required.


SmartZone 100 (SZ-100)

SmartZone™ 100 (SZ-100) is the most scalable, resilient, and highest performing Wireless LAN controller within the Ruckus family of WLAN controllers for enterprises around the world. It manages up to 1,024 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points, 2,000 WLANs, and 25,000 clients per device. Its unique SmartZone architecture allows the SZ-100 to be deployed in a 3+1 Active-Active cluster. With Active-Active clustering all members (up to 4) of a cluster will actively manage APs in the network, providing enhanced resiliency for high availability requirements. With clustering, the SZ-100 can manage up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients.

Smart licensing allows customers to manage all licensing needs online at https://support.ruckuswireless.com. With Smart licensing, customers have the ability to buy and assign licenses at a granular level down to 1 (one) AP license.

SmartZone 300 (SZ300)

The SmartZone 300 (SZ300) Flagship Large Scale WLAN Controller is designed for Service Provider and Large Enterprises, which prefer to use appliances. The Carrier Grade platform supports N+1 Active/Active clustering, comprehensive integrated management functionality, high performance operations and flexibility to address many different implementation scenarios.

The SZ300 supports up to 10,000 AP and 100,000 Clients per unit and 30,000 AP and 300,000 Clients per 3+1 Active/Active Cluster, and runs SmartZone 3.5+ release firmware.


Virtual SmartZone - (vSZ)

Note: The Virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) has a new name: Virtual SmartZone (vSZ). Same product, new name.

The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone (vSZ) is an NFV-based and cloud-ready WLAN controller for service providers and enterprises ready to elevate their WLAN deployment to the next level of flexibility, resiliency, andscale. vSZ operates in two modes: Essentials and High-Capacity.

Enterprises will find that the Essentials mode (vSZ-E) delivers world-beating Wi-Fi performance in an incredibly easy to manage and cost-effective package that’s friendly to both virtualized and/or distributed environments.

Managed Service Providers deploying the High-Capacity mode (vSZ-H) in their data center will experience a scalable carrier-class Wi-Fi rollout brimming with unique service provider features ready to back up their service level agreements. 


Virtual SmartZone-Dataplane (vSZ-D)

The Ruckus Virtual SmartZone-Dataplane (vSZ-D) is available on the vSZ platform and offers organizations more flexibility in deploying the SZ dataplane as needed in an NFV architechture-aligned fashion.   Deploying vSZ-D offers secured tunneling of user data traffic that encrypts payload traffic, maintains flat network topology, enables mobility across L2 subnets, supports POS data traffic for PCI compliance, and offers differentiated per site policy control and QoS, etc.


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