Introducing the Ruckus Unleashed Platform

Ruckus Unleashed provides a controller-less option for small to medium-sized Wi-Fi deployments where up to 50 access points can be deployed in a self-healing, redundant wireless network with no controller required, while still providing many of the enterprise-class features that traditionally required a Ruckus WLAN controller (e.g., ZoneDirector or SmartZone controller).

Ruckus Unleashed provides small to medium-sized business environments with superior performance, lower costs and simplified management. Separate controller support contracts and access point licenses are not needed, significantly reducing up front and recurring costs, and the simplified web interface also makes deploying Unleashed very easy.

Ruckus Unleashed is custom designed to help small business owners grow their businesses, deliver an excellent customer experience and manage costs while supporting enterprise-class Wi-Fi and highly customizable control of mobile devices with minimal IT staff.

Unleashed access points have built-in controller capabilities, including user access controls, guest networking functions, advanced Wi-Fi security and traffic management. As businesses grow to multiple sites or a larger scale deployments, Ruckus offers an easy migration path to cloud-based or controller-based Wi-Fi, using the same Ruckus access points.

With the Ruckus Unleashed platform, customers can now deploy up to 50 APs without the need to purchase and install a controller, and without having to sacrifice many features that previously required a controller, such as Zero-IT, Dynamic PSK (DPSK), Smart Mesh, ChannelFly, Application Recognition and Control, Bonjour Gateway/Bonjour Fencing, and one-step firmware upgrades of the entire network.
Some controller features are not currently supported, but are planned for a future release.