Ruckus Wireless, maker of wireless infrastructure has acquired Cloudpath Networks, well-known Wi-Fi on boarding software products company for an undisclosed amount.
Founded in 2006, Cloudpath Networks from then has been working on secure Wi-Fi on boarding and has focused on certificate-based Wi-Fi security with its automated, self-service software. It has a focused strong business and reputation in the education market, looking at the need for schools to easily and securely manage an ever-changing array of users and devices. Headquartered in Colorado, It was first in the industry to support Chromebook devices, helping schools integrate that fast-growing platform into their classrooms in a secure manner.
“Wi-Fi should be easy to use, and we’ve made that a hallmark for how we approach on boarding and security,” said Kevin Koster, Cloudpath founder and CEO. “Employees, guests and students should be able to get easy and secure access from their device of choice, and it should be equally simple for IT to comprehensively manage and secure that access without generating IT support calls when people try to connect.”
Further to the acquisition, Ruckus stated that it will immediately include Cloudpath software with its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for education, enterprise, retail and hospitality markets. Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus said, “This is a significant leap forward in simplifying Wi-Fi security for both BYOD and IT devices. We believe that Cloudpath has the easiest-to-use and most secure onboarding solution on the market, and we’re excited to embrace their technology and talented team as part of the Ruckus family.”
The software of the Cloudpath gives a common entry point to securely onboard all new devices.
the single-time enrollment process verifies the user and the device and automatically configures the device with the appropriate wireless network and certificate for the desired policy. The users who are returning connect automatically to the secure network with the suitable policies, including virtual LANs and access control lists, everything that are applied dynamically. The company’s proprietary technology makes it easy for IT to manage ongoing Wi-Fi access in large and constantly changing environments.