Ruckus Wireless is buying wi-fi onboarding and security software specialist Cloudpath Networks to help drive sales in the midmarket.
Ruckus said it plans to "immediately" implement the privately held company's software into its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for the education, retail, enterprise and hospitality markets. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Ruckus CEO Selina Lo said the acquisition 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," said Lo in a statement.
Cloudpath’s flagship Enrollment System enables networks to simply and securely adopt certificate-based wi-fi, eliminating the IT support costs and user frustration associated with passwords, according to the statement.
It providers a common entry point to securely bring new devices onto a network, with its solutions used by enterprises and retailers to apply distinct access policies based on user, role and device for employees, guests and vendors, according to Ruckus.
This article originally appeared at crn.com