Solution lets enterprise customers better protect their wireless LANs

July 13, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, CA / CONCORD, NH - July 12, 2010 - Ruckus Wireless(tm), the smart mobile networking company, announced today that it has teamed with Bradford Networks ( to combine Adaptive Network Security (ANS) capabilities with Ruckus ZoneFlex(tm) "Smart Wi-Fi" products and technology.

Additionally, Bradford has joined the Ruckus Interoperability and Open Testing (RIOT) program, a joint development and interoperability program specifically designed to ensure seamless operation between third-party systems and Ruckus.

The combined, best-of-breed solution lets enterprise customers better protect their wireless LANs (WLANs) by setting policies for how different user groups such as employees, students and guests, are provided network access.

Bradford's ANS solution, Network Sentry, goes beyond traditional Network Access Control (NAC) tools. Based on pre-established policies, Network Sentry adapts to changing security needs by responding and securely provisioning network resources automatically. As part of this joint partnership, Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi products have completed extensive interoperability testing with Network Sentry.

"With Bradford, we're now bringing a complete set of user authentication, device compliance and secure access policy enforcement to an entirely new generation of smarter Wi-Fi systems," said Bart Burstein, vice president of product management and business development for Ruckus Wireless. "The combination of our technologies gives enterprises greater control and peace of mind when it comes to granting network access to guests and other users, and keeping critical information secure."

"Ruckus is a true innovator of WLAN technology that ensures reliable performance - even at great distances and through hard-to-penetrate surfaces," said David Yachnin, vice president of business development for Bradford Networks. "The integration of our Network Sentry solutions with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi will be of tremendous benefit to customers whose demands for ease-of-use, superior performance and simplified security policy enforcement are now being met with our integrated solution."

The Ruckus ZoneFlex WLAN systems are built with Ruckus' patented dynamic beamforming, one of the newest breakthroughs in 802.11 technology that constantly forms and directs Wi-Fi signals over the best performing signal path, continually steering signals around obstacles and interference that can degrade performance. Dynamic beamforming uses constant client feedback built into the standard 802.11 protocol to ensure the fastest performing path is selected for each and every data packet. The result is an adaptive system that can automatically avoid interference, provide better performance at longer ranges, and dynamically adapt to environmental changes without any manual configuration or tuning.

About Bradford Networks Bradford Networks is a proven leader in securing today's heterogeneous networks. Bradford's adaptive network security platform fortifies networks and leverages features from existing infrastructure to dynamically enforce policies across both wired and wireless networks. Bradford solutions uniquely identify and profile every device and every user to provide complete visibility and control. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their critical IT assets and automate security operations. Bradford Networks is headquartered in Concord, NH and is privately held. For more information about Bradford Networks, call 603-228-5300 or visit us at

About Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Based in Sunnyvale, California, Ruckus Wireless is a next-generation Wi-Fi company credited with pioneering "Smart Wi-Fi" technology. Named a 2007 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Ruckus Wireless was formed in 2004 at Sequoia Capital. The company designs, develops and markets industrial-strength Wi-Fi systems for enterprises and service providers that provide reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 technology. The company's patented hardware and software technologies deliver predictable performance, extended range and real-time adaptability to changing Wi-Fi environments. The company has raised approximately $51 million in financing from premier venture capital investors, consumer electronics companies and broadband operators such as Motorola, T-Ventures, Telus, Sutter Hill Ventures, Mitsui, Sequoia and others. Ruckus Wireless is led by President and CEO Selina Lo. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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