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Best Practice Design Guide: Wired and Wireless Networks for Education

This guide’s intent is focused on explaining how to plan for, design, and configure RUCKUS Networks products within the K-12 education environments.
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Applicable To The Following Products

Cloudpath Enrollment System (ES)


Cloudpath ES Highlights

  • Automated onboarding for all users, including employees, guests, and contractors
  • Intuitive workflow engine for comprehensive policy-driven access
  • Distributes unique certificate per device based on policies
  • Built-in certificate infrastructure and RADIUS server
  • Automates EAP-TLS, the WPA2-Enterprise gold standard
  • Supports guest use cases, including sponsorship
  • Differentiates between IT-owned and personal devices
  • Provides visibility into users, devices, and policies
  • Integrates with Microsoft Active Directory and Certificate Services
  • Integrates with external LDAP and RADIUS servers
  • Integrates with your existing WLAN

Cloudpath ES is deployable on-premise as a VMware server(s) or is available as a cloud service to make a powerful addition to existing ZoneDirector and SmartZone platforms.

To request a Demo for a CP Trial account, click this Link.

Ruckus IoT Module

Ruckus IoT Modules are Radio or Radio-and-Sensor devices that connect to a Ruckus IoT-Ready AP to enable endpoint connectivity based on standards such as Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE), ZigBee and LoRa.

Review all Ruckus IoT product offerings and descriptions on our corporate page Here.

SmartZone 144 (SZ-144)

SmartZone™ 144 (SZ-144) is the next-generation high performing Wireless LAN controller within the Ruckus family of WLAN controllers for enterprises around the world. It manages up to 2000 Commscope Wi-Fi access points, 400 switches,and 40,000 clients per controller. Its unique SmartZone architecture allows the SZ-144 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 and switches in the network, providing enhanced resiliency for high availability requirements. With clustering, the SZ-144 can manage up to 6,000APs, 1200 switches and 120,000 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 ata 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.


Unleashed and Multi-Site Manager

 


Ruckus Unleashed enables controller-less Wi-Fi architecture for small business environments with superior performance, lower costs and simplified management. Separate controllers and access point licenses are no longer needed, significantly reducing up-front costs. With a simplified web interface deploying Unleashed is very easy.

Ruckus Unleashed is custom-designed to help small business owners grow their business, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting Wi-Fi and a variety of mobile devices with minimal IT staff.

Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. Smart Mesh is available on all but H320/R3xx model APs.  As businesses grow to multiple sites or a larger scale deployment, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to controller based Wi-Fi, using the same Wi-Fi access point.


Ruckus Unleashed Multi-Site Manager (UMM) is a new NMS platform for Unleashed, ZoneDirector, P300 bridges. If you have Unleashed networks deployed across multiple small sites, Unleashed Multi-Site Manager is the one-stop solution for management, monitoring and reporting.  It is a complete management platform that is intiuitive and easy to use. It enables Unleashed networks to be securely monitored and managed from anywhere in the world with a single sign-on.



Software

Current Unleashed Software Downloads


Documentation

Current Release Notes and Unleashed Documentation


Online Help - Admin Guide

Click here to be directed to Unleashed Online Help


Forums

Find common answers and participate in the Unleashed user group.

Ruckus Unleashed Forums Group


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. 


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