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Ruckus Wireless announces FlexConnect

Supplier of wireless systems for the mobile networking market Ruckus Wireless has announced FlexConnect, a collection of patented technologies that streamline the provisioning and security of a wide range of smart mobile devices.

The Silicon Valley-based company also revealed plans to support the automatic identification and classification of new smart mobile devices, opening the door to device-specific policy enforcement, visibility, management and self-registration.

Ruckus Wireless president and CEO Selina Lo said, "We are experiencing device usage growth like we’ve never seen before – and the impact on computer networks is profound and permanent."

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Providing easy and secure Wi-Fi access to support users bringing their own smart devices to enterprise and carrier networks has become a major issue for network IT staff, said the company.

It added that the traditional 802.1X/EAP enterprise security is secure but very configuration intensive for both the IT staff and end user.

With FlexConnect, IT staff can now automatically provision wireless device settings (such as SSIDs and unique pre-shared keys) on mobile devices while also provisioning other wireless authentication and security parameters (such as 802.1X supplicants and certificates), said Ruckus Wireless.

FlexConnect also provides the ability to remotely troubleshoot wireless-only handheld smart devices through SpeedFlex, said the company.

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