Archive for January, 2015

What’s the similarity between a Mercedes S500 and Davos?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

It is said that if the technology appears in the Mercedes then other manufacturers will follow suit and those features will become standard, and that most of them are safety and security items.

So why is Davos like the S500?

If you read this BBC article (, you’ll see that CEO’s of the world’s largest organisations are at last taking a very active interest in data security. And if they do, you can be sure that CEO’s of more modest organisations will do so too. The trickle-down effect.

True enough cyber criminals interested in bringing down a nuclear power station probably won’t be interested in hacking a double glazing company in Ipswich to get a customer prospect list, but free of charge hacking tools and tutorials are available on-line and there are more would be hackers out there that you can shake a stick at.

What’s the answer then?

Well it depends on what you are trying to protect; reputation, PCI data, customer data, supplier data or uptime for services.

There is no one answer, except this. Take responsibility as CEO to protect your business, your organisation, your school or college.

Upgrade to the Latest Ruckus 1200 ZoneDirector

Monday, January 19th, 2015

If you have a Ruckus 1000/1100 ZoneDirector you can now upgrade to the latest 1200 series and save money!

The Ruckus Wireless ZD1200 is the newest member of the ZoneDirector series of Wi-Fi controllers from Ruckus Wireless. Providing coverage for up to 2,000 client devices and scaling up to 75 APs.

The ZD1200 works with ZoneFlex Access Points to deliver a highly reliable and easy to manage Wi-Fi network for a single site. The pay as you grow licensing system allows you to start with a standard license for 5 APs and grow to a maximum of 75 APs with a granularity of one AP license.

Terms and Conditions:

  • We’re required to register the opportunity with Ruckus in order to release the special pricing.
  • Customer must be replacing a previous model of ZoneDirector with equivalent AP licences.
  • This promotion ends on March 31st, 2015.
  • Ruckus reserves the right to change or cancel this promo without advanced notice.


Q. Which ZoneDirector Models can be upgraded using this promotion?

ZoneDirector 1000 and ZoneDirector 1100 models can be upgraded.

Q. What happens to existing maintenance contracts of ZD1100 or ZD1000 being upgraded?

Time left on existing maintenance contracts will be added to maintenance contracts purchased on the ZD1200. A minimum 1 year WatchDog contract is obligatory on the new ZoneDirector 1200

Ruckus Wireless Announce the ZoneDirector 1200

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 1200 is Ruckus’ new centrally managed Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) system.

With simplicity and ease of use in mind, the Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 is purpose-built to address the gap between standalone, feature-deficient access points (APs) that must be individually managed and the costly, complex high-end enterprise systems that are overkill for most small business environments.

The Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 can be deployed and operated by non-wireless experts and installed quickly and easily. Any organisation with limited IT staff and budget can create a robust and secure multimedia WLAN in a matter of minutes.

This new ZoneDirector will utilise a ‘pay as you grow’ license model so you can match the number of licenses to the exact numbers of access points for your deployment. This can then be expanded to support up to 75 APs. Please note the existing ZoneDirectors (3000 & 1100 series) will not be using this approach.

How it compares against the Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 1100


Download the Ruckus Wireless ZoneDirector 1200 datasheet for more information, or contact Net-Ctrl direct on 01473 281 211 or