SmartZone 100

A Smart Wi-Fi Controller for Mid-Size Enterprise

Deploy the SmartZone™ 100 (SZ100) to manage wireless functions in your mid-size business. Now you can enhance the productivity of your growing mobile workforce with a scalable, low-cost controller. With the SZ100, you can deliver an optimal wireless experience that meets your growing business needs at an affordable price point.

Simplify the deployment and operation of your wireless network.

  • Deploy a network with high availability
  • Deliver an optimal wireless experience to mobile users
  • Scale your network with Ruckus’ granular and flexible cloud-based licensing

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Scalable and resilient controller
Supports up to 1,024 APs and 25,000 clients per device
With 3+1 active clustering, support up to 3,000 APs and 60,000 clients with full redundancy
Easy-to-monitor network stats with up to 30 days of AP and client data storage.
Performance
10 Gbps data throughput per node for next-generation 11ac networks
Control/management and data delivered separately through dedicated redundant ports ensuring optimal performance
Simple to use
The web-based configuration wizard configures an entire WLAN in minutes.
ZoneFlex APs auto-discover the SZ100.
Flexible and scalable data forwarding options work with any network topology
Cloud-based licensing
Simple set up, cloud-based license management
Lower your TCO by buying licenses in 1-AP increments (avoids wasted seats in tiered licensing scheme)
Licenses are freely and easily migrated to other SmartZone systems if network requirements change
Shared licenses across cluster; no need to purchase licenses twice
  • Number of APs supported
    3,000
  • Clients
    60,000 per cluster
  • Physical size
    1RU
    43.8 cm (W) x 29.21 cm (L) x 4.4 cm (H)
  • Ethernet ports
    4x GbE; optional 2x 10GbE (SFP)
  • Authentication support
    802.1x, MAC address
  • Guest networking / captive portal
    Yes
  • DHCP server
    Yes
  • AP discovery and control
    L2/L3
  • Management interface
    Web, CLI, SCI
  • Management protocol(s)
    SNMP v3
  • VLAN support
    Dynamic VLANs
  • Deployment
    Tunneled and Local Breakout
  • Power supply
    DC or AC (250W)
  • Fans
    Redundant

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.