Secure Onboarding

Make Network Onboarding and Authentication Simple and Secure for BYOD and Guest Users

End users bring all sorts of Wi-Fi enabled devices to your environment, and they expect easy and quick network connectivity.

Onboarding is the process by which a new device gains access to the wired or wireless network for the first time. IT teams traditionally experience a heavy workload from getting all of those devices on the network. And if you don’t do it securely, you can place users, devices, data and the network at risk. How do you securely and efficiently connect thousands of user-owned devices? How about the coming deluge of IoT devices?

Ruckus dramatically reduces the helpdesk burden related to network access and gives you the power to deliver a great end-user onboarding experience. Users get online quickly and securely—with only the appropriate level of access to network resources.

Customer Case Study: District of Mission, British Columbia

District of Mission in British Columbia is known for its colorful history and scenic vistas. The wireless and wired networks in the municipal buildings were due for a refresh, and it was also time to consider a system for secure network onboarding and authentication. Learn how Ruckus Networks helped them achieve an easier-to-manage and more secure network—as well as a platform to explore smart city initiatives going forward.

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Using Cloudpath to Create Secure Network Onboarding and Authentication
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Hassle-Free Wired and Wireless Network Access

Ruckus’ Cloudpath Enrollment System simplifies BYOD and guest access with easy, secure self-service network onboarding. Employees, students, partners and guests onboard their devices once and then automatically re-authenticate in the future—in a process that is entirely transparent. They no longer have to repeatedly re-enter credentials on subsequent network connections. You can also easily onboard headless devices like gaming consoles, printers, and IoT devices.

Powerful Wireless Security and Policy for Users and Devices

WPA2-Enterprise ensures secure connectivity, with powerful encryption for data in transit over the air. An up-front posture check with remediation ensures that every device employs baseline security measures before it connects. Authentication based upon digital certificates increases network and data security. You can define and manage granular policies to govern the level of access, plus you gain visibility and control over devices on the network—with the ability to revoke access at any time.

Automated Device Onboarding and Network Authentication

Do you need to support rapidly proliferating device types and platforms? No problem. Ruckus lets you automate secure network onboarding and authentication so that the IT helpdesk doesn’t need to intervene. Easily create customized workflows to support any user. You’ll no longer see a mountain of trouble tickets for every new device type, and you gain the freedom to focus on higher-value activities.

What Is Secure Onboarding, and Why Is It Such a Challenge?

Secure network onboarding is that rare product category where the usual trade-offs between user experience and security do not apply. You can have your cake and eat it too—better user experience and increased security for users, devices, data and the network.

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Seven Network Access Security Risks—And How They Can Lead To A Data Breach

Network access security is one risk area that IT organizations may underestimate. This e-book will help you to understand the risks.

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Analyst Webinar: Does Your Method for BYOD Onboarding Compromise Network Security?

This on-demand webinar (no registration required) features Senior Analyst and Practice Director Bob Laliberte from industry analyst firm ESG. It highlights IT security risks related to common ways of providing network access for BYOD and guest users. The presentation draws on ESG research and includes recommendations for how to address the serious network access security issues discussed. It builds upon the recent ESG white paper, also titled "Does Your Method for BYOD Onboarding Compromise Network Security?"

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Case Studies

Group 1 Automotive

Fortune 300 Auto Retailer Outperforms Competitors with Ruckus Wi-Fi

Group 1 Automotive

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Networking Made Easy Through Single Pane of Glass

District of Mission

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Michigan. 10,000 students. 1:1 Chromebooks needed more than 30 devices per AP.

Forest Hills Public School District

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Ruckus Provides Champion-Caliber Wired and Wireless Network

Neumann University

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Sunway is a university located in Malaysia that serves 18,000 students and 1,500 staff members

Sunway University

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Cloudpath Enrollment System Supports Digital Campus

Blackpool and The Fylde College

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Embracing Bring-Your-Own-Device via Cloudpath Enrollment System

Fairfax County Public Schools

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Cloudpath Enabling Reliable, Secure Authentication Across Campus

Summit Public Schools

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Victor, NY. 4,500 students. Replaces Aruba with Ruckus W-Fi for 1:1 learning and secure onboarding.

Victor Central School District

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Webinars

Does Your Method for BYOD Onboarding Compromise Network Security?

Does Your Method for BYOD Onboarding Compromise Network Security?

On Demand

Senior Analyst and Practice Director Bob Laliberte from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) discusses network access security as a risk area for data compromise. He points to security flaws in the usual methods for connecting BYOD, guest and IT-owned devices to the network and makes specific recommendations for how to address these issues.