SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it was named a "Leader" in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment, doc #US40653915, December 2015. Ruckus is the only pure-play wireless vendor in the leaders category. The IDC MarketScape cited the company's "meteoric rise" to become the third-largest vendor, noting that "Ruckus is now regarded as a widely applicable enterprise solution" with a footprint across verticals including hospitality, education, retail, Smart City and carrier. The IDC MarketScape credits Ruckus for "best-in-class RF innovation" and cited "portfolio enhancements to expand both upmarket and downmarket," including:
- Ruckus Unleashed™ and Xclaim™ access points for small business;
- The industry's first to ship Wave 2 802.11ac access point (ZoneFlex™ R710 access point);
- The massively scalable Ruckus SmartZone™ management platform;
- Cloudpath™ software for security, policy and onboarding;
- One of the industry's largest implementations of HotSpot 2.0 certification to support automatic Wi-Fi roaming;
- SPoT™ location-based services;
- SmartCell™ Insight wireless analytics for network and business intelligence; and
- Partnerships with Brocade and Juniper for best-in-class wired-wireless solution.
"The enterprise WLAN market continues to see consistent growth and compelling innovation," said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure at IDC. "These overarching trends overlap with unprecedented developments in wireless speeds, RF innovation, policy, security and wired and wireless interoperability, as well as a greater level of choice and flexibility. Organizations of all sizes, across segments and verticals, are increasingly shifting wired network workloads onto wireless as well as leveraging mobility to improve customer engagement and bring new applications and services to market. Ruckus has emerged as a compelling option to deliver wired and wireless solutions through its partnerships with Brocade & Juniper."
"We're thrilled that the IDC MarketScape has recognized Ruckus as a leader in the enterprise Wi-Fi market," said Kash Shaikh, vice president of marketing and business development at Ruckus. "Our mission is to deliver a simply better wireless experience with solutions that deliver flexibility and avoid vendor lock-in, and the IDC MarketScape's recognition validates the hard work of our product, sales and customer service teams – and, of course, of our incredible network of 11,000-plus partners around the world."
To download an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape assessment, please click here: www.ruckuswireless.com/idc2015
ABOUT IDC MARKETSCAPE
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Ruckus Wireless delivers simply better wireless for more than 61,000 enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The company is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service — yielding the best possible wireless experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Its Smart Wi-Fi platform delivers scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi with simplified control and management for on-premise and cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments, along with new services for secure on-boarding, policy management, location services and analytics that enable new business opportunities.
Cloudpath, Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, SmartCell, SmartZone, SPoT, Unleashed, Xclaim 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.
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