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Find out what your peers are saying about Ruckus Wireless vs. WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The product has some very awesome patents on their radios and their antennas and antenna patterns and how their signaling works. That's why nobody can touch them. If they go head to head with anybody.""Ruckus Wireless is more of a plain Wi-Fi solution where it does the basic job well. Additionally, it has good conductivity, easy to use, simple to manage, and its access points can be used as standalone devices which gives flexibility in the SMB market.""The product has good technical support and offers excellent documentation.""Its roaming capabilities and the fact that we can have redundant backup controllers are the most valuable. There is a backup controller that is heart beated to the primary. It is also fairly easy to install.""The setup is very straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional.""The solution is very user-friendly.""I am familiar with the brand and it works well."

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"The solution has been stable.""Cloud analytics that provide all its attributes."

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"They could add more flexibility for switching over to another radio if a radio is poor. I am not able to change the radios from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz. I am yet to figure it out. I want it to be a bit more explicit or a bit easier to change radios. When you shut it down, you lose some of the information. It would be good to have a controller where I can store the information, and later on, I can retrieve the information. There should be some form of small storage to keep the information. Its price should also be improved. Its price is currently quite high.""We've had issues with the ISP, not enough bandwidth.""They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake.""The pricing of the product can be a bit expensive. They should work on making pricing more competitive.""The initial setup is complex.""The solution needs to have some sort of security offering, like a firewall, for example.""It is very difficult to convince the customer to choose Ruckus because of the price.""Its interface could be a little bit more user friendly."

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"The solution can be scaled but it has limitations from my experience.""Inability to import a user with one click."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is decently priced.""Not all of our clients can afford a fully corporate solution like Ruckus. But for many of our clients, pricing is the only factor that prevents them from choosing Ruckus, as we have found Ruckus to be a very suitable and reliable solution for integrating wireless access points to a company's network.""It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive.""The price is reasonable.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""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."

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"The solution is priced high compared to competitors. However, for the features that are included in the solution, the price becomes more reasonable."

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Top Answer: At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did we like about Ruckus? First, it was very easy to use, and anybody with minimal IT… more »
Top Answer: Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
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Top Answer: The solution is priced high compared to competitors. However, for the features that are included in the solution, the price becomes more reasonable. There is no licensing, you just have to purchase… more »
Top Answer: I would recommend this solution to others. I rate WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi an eight out of ten.
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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.

WatchGuard is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services for SMBs and Distributed Enterprises worldwide. Our mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

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Sample Customers
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
Portsmouth Grammar School, HILOTEC
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization5%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise24%
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise57%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Ruckus Wireless vs. WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is ranked 18th in Wireless LAN with 2 reviews. Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6, while WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi writes "Cloud analytics has simplified our operation; easily manageable for multiple locations". Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Instant, ExtremeCloud IQ, Fortinet FortiWLM and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. See our Ruckus Wireless vs. WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi report.

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