Wifi solution provider, Ruckus Wireless has acquired Cloudpath Networks, a privately held provider of secure Wi-Fi onboarding software. Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Cloudpath pioneered secure Wi-Fi onboarding in 2006 and has since become a leader in certificate-based Wi-Fi security with its automated, self-service software. With this, Ruckus said that it will immediately include Cloudpath software with its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for education, enterprise, retail and hospitality markets.
Cloudpath has been strong in the education market, given the need for schools to easily and securely manage an ever-changing array of users and devices. Cloudpath was also first in the industry to support Chromebook devices, helping schools securely integrate that fast-growing platform into their classrooms. Enterprises and retailers likewise use Cloudpath to apply distinct access policies based on user, role and device for employees, guests, contractors and vendors.