Revolutionising networking technology for the future

Issue 7 2023 Infrastructure, IoT & Automation

[Sponsored] In the fast-evolving landscape of networking technology, RUCKUS Networks stands out as a trailblazer, offering innovative solutions that redefine connectivity experiences across various industries.

RUCKUS Networks is dedicated to delivering purpose-driven networks that excel in challenging industry environments. By integrating enterprise-wide automation and leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), RUCKUS ensures an exceptional connectivity experience for every user and device.

Converged wired and wireless networks

What sets RUCKUS apart in terms of performance, reliability, and scalability is its approach to building converged wired and wireless networks. The core lies in its Wi-Fi access points, driven by patented technology such as BeamFlex+. These access points are managed by a versatile portfolio of WLAN controllers, accommodating deployment scenarios from the simplest to the most complex. The ICX switches complete the package, covering the needs of the entire campus.

RUCKUS emphasises wireless networking solutions, incorporating patented RF technologies like BeamFlex+ and AI-driven radio resource management. The RUCKUS network seamlessly integrates with the growing Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, providing secure access to a converged IT/OT network for any user, device, or application.

Industry-agnostic network management

RUCKUS Networks caters to organisations of all sizes and types. The flexible network management portfolio includes on-premises controllers (RUCKUS SmartZone), cloud-managed controllers (RUCKUS One), or a controller-less architecture (RUCKUS Unleashed). With capacities reaching up to 450 000 clients, RUCKUS ensures that network management meets the diverse needs of different sectors.

The company also tackles the challenges of growing network demand through its IoT platform, especially in the context of the expanding IoT ecosystem. This platform simplifies IoT networking, promoting operational efficiency within converged IT/OT networks and supporting various smart applications.

One notable success story involves RUCKUS partnering with Mamba Cement to enhance network performance, scalability, reliability, and security. The case study showcases the positive outcomes of organisations adopting RUCKUS Networks:

Network security measures

RUCKUS plays a crucial role in network security through its Cloudpath enrolment system and WAN gateway. These components provide authentication, policy enforcement, and role-based access control, safeguarding against emerging cyber threats.

It also actively contributes to developing and deploying next-generation networking technologies, including Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. With a focus on Wi-Fi 7, RUCKUS is at the forefront of providing enterprise-class devices that harness extreme speeds, low latency, and increased capacity.

Cloud-based networking solutions for remote work

RUCKUS One simplifies modern networks with cloud-based solutions, enabling easy management and optimisation of multi-access networks. Incorporating AI and machine learning algorithms, RUCKUS One enhances network performance, prevents incidents, and optimises key performance indicators.

Looking ahead, RUCKUS Networks anticipates the Wi-Fi 7 era, offering extreme speeds, low latency, and increased capacity. As the first enterprise-class devices supporting Wi-Fi 7 hit the market in 2024, RUCKUS is poised to transform networks with three-radio architecture, supporting simultaneous 2,4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands.

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