ZoneDirector 5000

One of the most affordable and scalable high-end Smart WLAN controller in its class

The ZoneDirector 5000 (ZD5000) is one of the industry’s first controller-based system that can be flexibly deployed either in-line, or out of the data path, supporting up to 20,000 clients, 1,000 access points (APs) and 2048 wireless LANs (WLANs) within a single, easy-to-use platform.

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With 6x the processing power and twice the capacity and redundancy of previous ZoneDirectors, the ZD5000 is perfect for large-scale wireless environments such as hotels, schools, hospitals and managed service environments. With a lifetime warranty, the ZD5000 is one of the first Smart WLAN platform to combine power, simplicity and scalability into a single, affordable system.

Highly resilient with dual/hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies and fans, the ZD5000 integrates the same ZoneDirector Software as other ZoneDirector platforms, supporting advanced features such as meshing, hot spot authentication, guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security at no additional cost.

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The ZoneDirector 5000 (ZD5000) is one of the industry’s first controller-based system that can be flexibly deployed either in-line, or out of the data path, supporting up to 20,000 clients, 1,000 access points (APs) and 2048 wireless LANs (WLANs) within a single, easy-to-use platform. With a lifetime warranty, the ZD5000 is one of the first Smart WLAN platform to combine power, simplicity and scalability into a single, affordable system. Highly resilient with dual/hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies and fans, the ZD5000 integrates the same ZoneFlex Smart/OS software as other ZoneDirector platforms, supporting advanced features such as meshing, hot spot authentication, guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security at no additional cost.

Security

Strong, Simple.

The ZD5000 supports enterprise-class 802.1x with any backend authentication database, such as RADIUS and ActiveDirectory, and also comes with an internal authentication database supporting up to 20,000 user entries. First-time ZoneDirector users simply plug their computers into the WLAN, and specify a URL that directs them to a captive web portal for first-time authentication. Then, ZoneDirector automatically configures the client system with the designated SSID and a dynamically-generated encryption key that centralizes authentication and authorization decisions for all APs, providing secure admission control across the WLAN. Oh…and there's also rogue AP detection, client isolation, L2-4 filters, client blacklisting, DoS attack prevention and other security capabilities that let you sleep at night.

Advanced Services

Just too many to mention.

The ZD5000 delivers one of the most feature-rich software suite of advanced features you can find. The difference is that we don't charge for them. Band steering, airtime fairness, client load balancing, an elegant and simple guest networking facility, time-based wireless LAN controls, Smart Mesh networking, WLAN and AP groupings, IPv6 support, automatic proxy configuration for clients, dynamic VLAN assignment, role-based policy, configurable idle client timeouts, and we could go on and on. All of these advanced features are as easy to implement as simply pointing and client on check boxes with our semi-sexy GUI.

Flexibility

It's all up to you.

Every deployment is difference and the ZD5000 was designed to provide flexible deployment options that give you the power and choice. The ZD5000 can be deployed remotely and out-of-the-datapath to eliminate performance bottlenecks and single points of failure or within a centrally-controlled environment where all traffic is tunneled through the device. You decide. We have also integrated special capabilities such as SpeedFlex directly into the ZD5000. SpeedFlex is a unique wireless performance tool that measures the Wi-Fi throughput of associated wireless LAN (WLAN) clients, APs or individual mesh links. From any centralized ZD500 WLAN controller administrators remotely invoke a speed test for any given client. Focusing on wireless L2 throughput, SpeedFlex measures the performance of the link detailing uplink, downlink, packet loss and other metric essential in remotely troubleshooting and isolating client issues.

Management

Ultra simple to configure and manage.

Easily discovered on any network through UPnP, the ZD5000 can be configured in a matter of minutes through an intuitive configuration wizard. Once configured, the ZD5000 provides an simple, Web2.0 management interface that is easy to navigate. The customizable dashboard provides comprehensive at-a-glance network snapshot and allows drill down to troubleshoot wireless problems Configuration changes can easily be applied to multiple APs, or the entire system, simultaneously. The ZD5000 provides full CLI management, a graphic user interface or can be managed through any TELNET connection. Real-time monitoring and statistics show CPU utilization, memory utilizatoin, packets and bytes sent and received, number of APs and clients connected and other information essential to managing any large-scale wireless LAN.

Unrivaled Scalability
Supports up to 1,000 APs, 20,000 clients, 2048 WLANs per device
Distributed forwarding architecture maximizes data throughput by eliminating the need to send all traffic through the controller
512 APs groups, 2048 WLAN groupings
Highly Resilient
Automatic smart redundancy for high availability
Dual, hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies
Redundant fans
Centralized or distributed deployment
Two 1 Gbps ports for full redundancy
Advanced Feature Set
Smart meshing support
Simple and elegant guest networking and captive portal
Hot spot authentication (WISPr support)
AP and WLAN groupings streamlines operation of a large number of small-sized networks from a single controller
IPv6 support
Integrated DHCP server
Dynamic VLAN assignment
Dynamic Pre-Shared Key generation and Zero-IT administration of clients
Integrated wireless performance test tool (SpeedFlex) measures WI-Fi throughput of clients, APs and mesh links
Users access policies provide rich WLAN control
Traffic thresholds for users on a specific SSID to ensure fairness
Robust authentication support (802.1X, captive portal, Active Directory, RADIUS, local database, WISPr)
Time-based WLAN broadcasting
Band steering provides spectral optimization
Airtime fairness allows better user experience
Dynamic (performance based) channel assignment ensures faster client connectivity
Dynamic and configurable client load balancing to optimize overall WLAN system performance
Strong Security
Rogue AP detection
Client blacklisting
DoS attack prevention
Password guessing protection
Client isolation protects against peer-to-peer snooping
L2-4 ACL support
Super Simple Management
Graphic and Web 2.0 intuitive user interface
HTTP and HTTPS/SSL connections
Full CLI support
Manageable by Ruckus FlexMaster system
SNMP v1/v2c/v3, Telnet/SSHv2 support