Ruckus Wireless Takes Top Marks in CRN's Prestigious 2013 Annual Report Card (ARC) Survey of Value-Added Resellers Smart Wi-Fi Innovator Earns Top Scores, Recognized for Product Innovation, Support, and Partnership Excellence within the SMB Networking Hardware Category, Beating Cisco, HP, Dell and others

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it has been awarded the highest honors in the 2013 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC), outscoring competitors including Adtran, Cisco, Dell/SonicWall, D-Link, Emerson Network Power, and HP. This prestigious study is considered the definitive benchmark for measuring excellence in the IT Channel community and recognizes the top-rated vendor partners in the industry. Ruckus Wireless won in the Networking Hardware for SMBs (small and medium/mid-size businesses) category by achieving the highest scores in all three sub-categories—Product Innovation, Support, and Partnerships.

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To determine the winners, CRN's research team surveyed more than 2,200 solution providers in North America across 18 product and service categories. Respondents evaluated the importance and their satisfaction with vendor partners on 18 criteria within three major areas: product innovation, support and partnership. Ron Gill, vice president of Enterprise Sales, Americas, for Ruckus Wireless, accepted the company's 2013 CRN ARC Award in front of a live audience during an awards reception on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the XChange 2013 event in Washington, D.C. To view coverage of the awards, visit www.crn.com.

"Solution providers today need products and solutions that are specifically targeted at solving customer problems. Beyond demonstrating quality and innovation, they want to work with vendors who also excel at partner relationships and sales support," said Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Tech Channel. "For decades, CRN's ARC has been recognizing the vendors who are the complete package, and we congratulate Ruckus Wireless for being named to the 2013 list."

Let the Big Dog Eat (the Competition)

As a pure-play wireless LAN (WLAN) vendor, Ruckus continues to excel as one of the fastest growing enterprise WLAN suppliers in the market, selling its line of Smart Wi-Fi products exclusively through a vast network of solution providers around the world.  The Ruckus ZoneFlex™ system is widely considered one of the most popular channel wireless solutions on the market today because it is purpose-built for channel partners looking for simplicity, sophistication and differentiation.

Commented Gill, "Our innovative, advanced Smart Wi-Fi wireless networking products and technologies, including our patented BeamFlex™ adaptive antenna technology and ChannelFly™ RF channel selection technology, which combine to deliver the industry's highest capacity, highest performing Wi-Fi networks, continue to impress resellers, systems integrators, and clients." He added, "Ruckus also continues to aggressively grow its partner channel worldwide with our global Big Dogs Partner Program, including the Big Dogs partner portal, annual Big Dogs conferences, and our comprehensive Ruckus University Wi-Fi training programs."

Ruckus Big Dog Partners continue to help Ruckus maintain its position as one of the top wireless networking providers in key vertical markets like education and hospitality, while also helping it continue to grow its customer base in the healthcare, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Concluded Gill, "This award reinforces we're exceptionally channel-friendly, offering unique product and technology differentiation that consistently impresses and rewards both our partners and mutual clients."

ABOUT UBM TECH CHANNEL
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ABOUT UBM LLC
UBM LLC is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, visit www.ubm.com.

ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 27,300 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

BeamFlex, ChannelFly, Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, and ZoneFlex are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contacts
Mark Priscaro
Ruckus Wireless
mark.priscaro@ruckuswireless.com
+1 925-367-5505

Betzi-Lynn Hanc
UBM Tech Channel
betzi.hanc@ubm.com
+1 508-416-1182

SOURCE Ruckus Wireless, Inc.



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