Third Year in a Row—Ruckus Wireless Takes Top Marks in Prestigious CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Survey of Value-Added Resellers
Smart Wi-Fi Innovator Again Wins in SMB Networking Hardware Category, Earns Top Scores from its Channel Partners to Beat Cisco, D-Link, and Dell/SonicWall
SUNNYVALE, CA – August 11, 2015 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today it has won in the SMB (small and medium/mid-size businesses) Networking Hardware category of The Channel Company’s esteemed 2015 CRN® Annual Report Card. Ruckus has won in this category for a third straight year, achieving the highest scores in two out of three sub-categories, Product Innovation and Support, to take the Overall title for 2015.
The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive study that details solution provider satisfaction with hardware, services and software vendors. The vendors with the highest marks are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list and celebrated as best in class by their partners. The results also provide the IT vendor community with valuable feedback—directly from their solution providers—that can be used to hone product offerings and improve communication with partners.
The Big Dog Keeps Eating the Competition
This year’s elite group of honorees was selected based on the results of an in-depth invitation-only survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 2,400 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 72 vendor partners in approximately 22 major product categories. The winners have been honored during The Channel Company’s XChange 2015 event, held August 9-11 in Washington, D.C., and highlighted in the leading media outlet for the IT channel, CRN.
As a pure-play wireless LAN (WLAN) vendor, Ruckus continues to excel, selling its line of Smart Wi-Fi products exclusively through a vast network of solution providers around the world. The Ruckus ZoneFlex™ access point product line 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.
“Winning CRN’s ARC award is becoming a very nice habit,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO, Ruckus Wireless. “To once again earn an ‘A’ from our channel partners is powerful validation that we continue to lead the way as the best provider of Wi-Fi products and technology in the industry. Our 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 us continue to further grow our customer base in the healthcare, manufacturing and retail sectors.”
Ruckus continues to lead the industry with innovative, advanced Smart Wi-Fi networking products and technologies such as the Ruckus ZoneFlex R710 access point (AP), the industry’s first shipping Wi-Fi AP based on Wave 2 features of the 802.11ac standard that extends Wi-Fi to enable multi-gigabit Wi-Fi performance and unprecedented capacity. The City of San José, CA and Columbia (MO) Public Schools are among the first to take advantage of deploying the ZoneFlex R710, with other school districts also making the move to Ruckus Wave 2 Gigabit Wi-Fi, including Shelby County Schools (TN), Pitt County Schools (NC), and Vancouver Public Schools (WA).
“Today’s solution providers are juggling multiple vendors, product lines and customer demands. They are looking for true partnerships with their vendors in order to tailor solutions that will meet and exceed their customers’ expectations,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Annual Report Card continues to give solution providers an outlet to deliver feedback to vendors and recognizes those vendors at the top of their game. We join these solution providers in applauding 2015 honoree Ruckus Wireless and recognize them again for their continued stellar performance.”
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