Ruckus Zone Director 3000 - Wireless Controller & Management

Ruckus Zone Director 3000

Brand: Ruckus
Product Code: Zone Director 3000

Product Highlights

Form Factor Appliance
Managed AP 500
Managed Clients 10000
Integrated WIDS/WIPS YES
Ruckus Zone Director 3000 Overview

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 3000 is the first enterprise-class Smart Wireless LAN system that delivers a secure, robust and easily expandable WLAN solution at an unmatched total cost of ownership. Capable of managing up to 500 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points and 10,000 clients from a single location, the Ruckus ZoneDirector 3000 is designed for simplicity and ease of use. Redundant and secure, the Ruckus ZoneDirector provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF and location management within a single, easy-to-use and affordable WLAN system.


Key Features

  • Provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF, and location management.
  • SmartMesh wireless meshing automates deployment, eliminates the need to run Ethernet cable to every Smart Wi-Fi access point.
  • Adaptable Hybrid SmartMesh extends the wireless network through Ethernet-connected APs.
  • Elegant guest networking without the hassle.
  • Dynamically-generated Pre-Shared Keys (PSK) that are automatically installed on clients.
  • Support for 802.1x, LDAP (captive portal), native Active Directory, and RADIUS authentication with dynamic VLAN assignment.
  • Multi-site authentication to scale large deployments.
  • Automatic traffic redirection using WISPr for multi-site authentication for large-scale deployments.
  • Minimizes erratic Wi-Fi behavior, enabling uninterrupted voice calls, through the use of Layer 3 tunneling and using key caching techniques when roaming.
  • Bandsteering, load balancing, and airtime fairness to optimize Wi-Fi spectrum.
  • Users access policies provide rich WLAN control.
  • Traffic thresholds for users on a specific SSID to ensure fairness.
  • Maximizes data throughput by sending all data traffic directly from the access points to the wired network.

Ruckus Zone Director 3000 Licensing
MODELDESCRIPTION
901-3025-XX00• ZoneDirector 3025 supporting up to 25 APs
901-3050-XX00• ZoneDirector 3050 supporting up to 50 APs
909-0XXX-ZD00• ZoneDirector 3000 AP license upgrade (increments of 50 from 50 to 450)
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Performance
Managed AP 500 500 512
Throughput (Gbps) 8 20 Gbps
Advance Features
Application Visibility
Application Filters 1000 Applications
Licensing
Base License 25 12
Slabs 50, increments of 50 from 50 to 450 25,50,100,250,500,1000
Ruckus Zone Director 3000 Specifications
Deployment Scenario
Deployment Category: Large enterprise
Deployment Scale: = 500 APs
Performance & Scalability
Form Factor: Appliance
Managed AP: 500
Managed Clients: 10000
Managed WLAN: 1024
Licensing Slabs
Base License: 25
Slabs: 50, increments of 50 from 50 to 450
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Clustering
High Availability
AP SSO (Stateful Handover)
AP Management
Local AP Authentication
Local Database Entries
Client Load Balance between AP: YES : Automatic
RF Features
Wi-Fi Standard: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11r, 802.11k, 802.11v, 802.11d, WMM/802.11e, 802.11u
Radio Resource Management
802.11r (Fast Roaming)
802.11u
Hotspot 2.0
Spectrum Interference
Client Authenticaiton
Captive Portal
Captive Bypassing
External User - RADIUS
External User- LDAP
Local User Database
802.1X
TACACS+
Wireless Security
Authentication Type: WPA, WPA2, 802.11i, 802.1x, MAC address
TKIP/AES Encryption
Integrated WIDS/WIPS
Application Visibility
Rouge AP Detection & Mitigation
MAC Filtering
Advance Features
DHCP Option 82
Bonjour Gateway
Internal DHCP Server
Quality of Service
Call Admission Control/WMM
Spectralink
RFID Tag Support
802.11e
Hardware
Network Interfaces: 2 x 10/100/1000
Power Consumption: 220 W
Management
Controller Management Software
Warranty
Hardware Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
Differentiators
1: Smart Mesh Networking Increases Flexibility, Reduces Costs
2: Avoid Interference, Maximize Performance and Extend Reach
with BeamFlex
3: Easy monitoring and troubleshooting
4: Distributed forwarding architecture
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