Product review: The sweetest wireless LAN system
Ruckus Wireless' ZoneFlex Smart WLAN System is powerful, easy, and yes, smart, making managed wireless networks a no-brainer for small deploymentsFollow @infoworld
Ripe for a Ruckus?
Ruckus is perfect for SMBs that want to manage a secure wireless system for their employees, but don't want to have to hire a wireless networking expert to deploy and administer the WLAN. Other wireless LAN systems, when driven by a WLAN expert or two, can do what Ruckus does, but the Ruckus system brings sophisticated deployment and management options to the table in a manner that makes them accessible to network generalists. For SMBs that want the same level of WLAN performance that large enterprises take for granted, without the networking skills and staffing requirements, Ruckus should be at the top of the list.
If you're an SMB that wants to provide wireless access to both employees and guest users, whether partners or customers, and keep both internal and guest networks secure, then Ruckus's ability to provide multiple networks on a single set of APs can make your life much easier and your wireless infrastructure much more useful. Finally, the performance provided by the Ruckus AP with its MIMO architecture and software-steerable antenna is good enough that it can reduce the overall number of APs required in many situations.
Ruckus isn't the least expensive option available to the SMB market. But it's one of the best combinations of price and performance you'll find.