Ruckus Wireless Gets High Marks for Fourth Year in A Row on CRN’s 2016 Annual Report Card

Solution Providers Recognize Ruckus Wireless as a Best-in-Class Channel Provider of SMB Networking

SUNNYVALE, CA – August 21, 2016 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc., now part of Brocade, announced today that it has emerged the winner in the SMB Networking category of The Channel Company’s CRN® 2016 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program. The Annual Report Card summarizes results from a comprehensive survey that details solution provider satisfaction across product innovation, support and partnership for the hardware, services and software vendors they team up with. The vendors with the highest ratings are named to the prestigious Annual Report Card list of winners 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 refine product offerings, enhance support offerings and improve communication with partners.

Ruckus continues to excel as a pure-play wireless LAN (WLAN) vendor, selling its line of Smart WiFi products exclusively through a vast network of solution providers around the world. Its 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. Small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) need fast, reliable Wi-Fi just as much as large enterprises, without the enterprise-scale costs and complexity. The Ruckus ZoneFlex™ access point product line is purpose-built for channel partners looking for simplicity, sophistication and differentiation, at a fraction of the cost of conventional wireless solutions.

“Winning CRN’s ARC award for the fourth consecutive year is powerful validation that we’re continuing our leadership as the best provider of WiFi products and technology in the market,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO, Ruckus Wireless. “It’s also a testament to our great channel partners who ensure Ruckus products are readily available to end customers, across small local projects and nationwide deployments.”

This year’s group of honorees was selected from the results of an in-depth, invitation-only survey by The Channel Company’s research team. More than 2,840 solution providers were asked to evaluate their satisfaction with 80 vendor partners in 24 major product categories. The winners will be honored throughout The Channel Company’s XChange 2016 conference (http://www.thechannelco.com/events/xch16/), taking place August 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas. 

“CRN’s Annual Report Card gives solution providers a unique opportunity to evaluate vendors’ products and provide detailed feedback on their real-world experience working in the field as partners with those technology companies. In turn, ARC gives technology vendors valuable, actionable feedback on channel satisfaction levels across multiple facets of their partnerships,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “An ARC Award is a truly meaningful distinction—a direct accolade from partners attesting to the quality and ingenuity of the winner’s product, support and partnership. We heartily congratulate each of this year’s ARC Award winners and look forward to celebrating them at this year’s XChange Conference in August.”  

The 2016 Annual Report Card results can be viewed online at www.crn.com/arc and will be featured in the October issue of CRN. 

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ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS

Ruckus Wireless, now part of Brocade, delivers simply better wireless for approximately 70,000 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.

ABOUT BROCADE

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)