Ruckus Zone Director 5000 - Wireless Controller & Management

Ruckus Zone Director 5000

Brand: Ruckus
Product Code: Zone Director 5000

Product Highlights

Form Factor Appliance
Managed AP 1000
Managed Clients 20000
Integrated WIDS/WIPS YES
Ruckus Zone Director 5000 Overview

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector™ 5000 (ZD5000) is the first WLAN controller to uniquely combine power, simplicity and scalability into an affordable system. Supporting up to 20,000 clients and 2048 WLANs per device, the ZD5000 manages up to 1000 ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi access points from a single location. The ZD5000 integrates the Ruckus Smart/OS application engine that delivers advanced features such as smart wireless meshing, high availability, hot spot authentication, elegant guest networking and dynamic Wi-Fi security. Redundant and secure, the ZD5000 provides WLAN-wide network, security, RF and location management within a single, easy-to-use and affordable WLAN system.


Key Features

  • 512 APs groups, 2048 WLAN groupings.
  • Two 1 Gbps ports for full redundancy.
  • IPv6 support.
  • ntegrated 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.
  • Robust authentication support (802.1X, captive portal, Active Directory, RADIUS, local database, WISPr).
  • Time-based WLAN broadcasting.

Ruckus Zone Director 5000 Licensing
MODELDESCRIPTION
901-5100-WW00ZD5000 supporting 100 APs with DC power supply
901-5100-XX10ZD5000 supporting 100 APs with AC power supply
909-0XXX-ZD50ZD5000 AP license upgrade (increments of 50 from 50 to 900)
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Performance
Managed AP 1000 1000 1000 1024
Throughput (Gbps) 60 20 128
Advance Features
Application Visibility
Application Filters 1000 Applications
Licensing
Base License 100 25 100
Slabs increments of 50 from 50 to 450 300, 500, 1000
Ruckus Zone Director 5000 Specifications
Deployment Scenario
Deployment Category: Large enterprise
Deployment Scale: > 500 APs
Performance & Scalability
Form Factor: Appliance
Managed AP: 1000
Managed Clients: 20000
Managed WLAN: 2048
Licensing Slabs
Base License: 100
Slabs: 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
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, WEP, 802.1x, MAC address
TKIP/AES Encryption
Integrated WIDS/WIPS
Application Visibility
Rouge AP Detection & Mitigation
MAC Filtering
Advance Features
Bonjour Gateway
Internal DHCP Server
Quality of Service
Call Admission Control/WMM
Spectralink
RFID Tag Support
802.11e
Hardware
Redundant Power
Redundant Fans
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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