Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ruckus Acquires Cloudpath for Wi-Fi Onboarding Software

Ruckus Wireless, has acquired Cloudpath Networks, a privately held provider of secure Wi-Fi onboarding software. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cloudpath, which is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, introduced its secure Wi-Fi onboarding software in 2006 and has since become a leader in certificate-based Wi-Fi security with its automated, self-service software. The software provides a common entry point to securely onboard all new devices. The one-time enrollment process verifies the user and the device and automatically configures the device with the appropriate wireless network and certificate for the desired policy. Returning users connect automatically to the secure network with the appropriate policies, including virtual LANs and access control lists (ACLs) – all of which are applied dynamically. Cloudpath’s proprietary technology makes it easy for IT to manage ongoing Wi-Fi access in large and ever-changing environments.

Ruckus said its will include Cloudpath software with its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for education, enterprise, retail and hospitality markets.

“This is a significant leap forward in simplifying Wi-Fi security for both BYOD and IT devices,” said Selina Lo, Ruckus’ chief executive officer. “We believe that Cloudpath has the easiest-to-use and most secure onboarding solution on the market, and we’re excited to embrace their technology and talented team as part of the Ruckus family.”