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"I believe the initial setup was straightforward."

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"The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal.""It gives you the whole user session, and you can tell that the client connected at the traffic post.""The solution has great network intelligence from applications, clients, access points, and controllers.""It's reliable wireless equipment.""I haven't heard any complaints about the WiFi equipment at all causing problems.""The most valuable feature is the performance. It works great.""The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.""This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it."

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Cons
"Having a better dashboard management system that the client can use to access and control their environment would be a nice addition to the product.""Support is not really up to par in quickly addressing issues."

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"I have not got any major problem using Ruckus, but the price and technical support could be better.""It would be nice if there was a way to compare access points and hardware so you can always get the same level of performance.""We've had issues with the ISP, not enough bandwidth.""They need to be able to allow us to keep some of the older products on our cloud controllers or any of their controllers longer and just start supporting the new controllers. They force you into an upgrade unnecessarily.""The solution should have more analytics capabilities.""Ruckus products, overall, have a wide range of useful features, however not all customers have the budget to buy a corporate Wi-Fi solution. Most of the time, it's far too expensive for our clients to consider going with Ruckus, and they might like to see cheaper solutions in the Ruckus range.""Its security can be improved. It doesn't use Wireless IPS. Therefore, we have to combine WatchGuard that uses a Wireless IPS but is a separate solution. These two solutions work in conjunction. We are using the WatchGuard as a sensor and Wireless IPS, and Ruckus is like a platform that is used for the connectivity of the network.""I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island."

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"It cost over $30,000 for us for 260 access points."

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"We have a yearly license for our multiple mode 200 or 300 Ruckus Wireless systems. It's a good price.""With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey.""It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive.""The price is reasonable.""It depends on the client. You have an initial license cost that you need to buy to bind the access point with the controller. This is a one-time fee. You also have to pay the support fee that, if I remember correctly, is about $25 per access point. Its pricing and licensing can be improved.""The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more.""If you walk into any restaurant or hotel you will find Ruckus Wireless solutions because it is economical when it comes to pricing. There is a basic subscription for the license and support.""This is a very expensive solution."

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Also Known As
Adtran WLAN, Bluesocket Wireless
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Overview
ADTRAN wireless solutions are allowing businesses to streamline and improve operational efficiencies, speed network deployment, expand customer service offerings, and increase flexibility for employees.
The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Sample Customers
Thomas College, North Cobb Christian School, Archbishop Riordan High School, Dickson Public Schools, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, North Idaho College
American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Government12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Profit7%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise24%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise57%
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ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is ranked 20th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews. ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is rated 5.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless writes "Access points work but there are problems with support, scalability, and keeping technology current". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Aruba Wireless, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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