The Ruckus IoT Suite from the house of Ruckus Networks enables organizations to readily construct a secure Internet of Things (IoT) access network. It also consolidates multiple physical-layer IoT networks into a single network.
The Ruckus IoT Suite further speeds time-to-return-on-investment (ROI) and reduces deployment cost. It allows the use of common infrastructure between the wireless local area network (WLAN) and the IoT access network.
According to market research firm IDC, IoT edge infrastructure is emerging as a key growth domain and an enterprise priority to support the burgeoning IoT applications space. “A multi-standard IoT access network that leverages existing hardware, software and security capabilities at the edge is a must for most organizations to deploy IoT. The Ruckus IoT Suite addresses these specifics and is a good first step to enabling broader multi-mode IoT network rollouts,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure, IDC.
Organizations are looking at IoT to help improve operational efficiencies, increase revenue and enhance the customer experience, but their ability to do so is constrained by today’s siloed IoT networks.
“Ruckus is addressing the market by providing the critical ‘glue’ between the world of sensors, cameras and things with the world of big data and analytics. Not only have we addressed the fragmentation at the PHY layer, we have created an open API to both public and private clouds which permits easy and secure integration with a variety of partners ,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, president, Ruckus Networks.
The Ruckus IoT Suite consists of Ruckus IoT-ready access points (APs), IoT Modules, Ruckus SmartZone Controller, Ruckus IoT Controller. The suite facilitates endpoint coordination, and provides APIs for northbound integration with analytics software and IoT cloud services.
The Ruckus IoT Suite addresses security concerns through a multi-layered approach, including digital certificates, traffic isolation, physical security and encryption. It is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2018.