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    Ruckus FTW

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    Is it me or is the Ruckus website the hardest website to understand in the world, ever?
    It seems to be full of corporate speak without giving the info a guy like me needs?

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    Hmm, get in contact with Mark Power at Net-Ctrl - he'll sort you out.

    Or alternativly drop me a PM, i've quite a lot of experience with it, and think i've some gumpf around...

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    All I'm concerned about at the moment with Ruckus is how much it would cost to cover a small secondary school!

    I can't find costs.

    Any ballpark figures?

    Thanks

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    I got pounced on in a similar manner a couple of weeks ago. Just put in proposals for some new servers (including a SAN and virtulisation stuff), a load of new desktops and a plan to implement Smoothwall.

    Now I'm just waiting to see what they're actually going to agree to purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    All I'm concerned about at the moment with Ruckus is how much it would cost to cover a small secondary school!

    I can't find costs.

    Any ballpark figures?

    Thanks
    When I was looking at it for our school we were probably looking at anywhere from 10k - 20k depending on which access points we went for.

    Unfortunately SMT aren't interested in blanket wireless coverage at the moment!

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    Probably too high for here as well.
    Smoothwall was at the back of mind when they first asked. I'll go see how much that would cost.

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    Give us a lowdown of what you got first including any problems you can think of - no point in suggesting random stuff if it doesn't fit in with what you already have and what you may need! Nothing worse than buying a load of random stuff that will never get used just to spend some money.

    Butuz
    *wishes he had spare money here*

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    OK,
    we are running two seperate domains one for admin one for curric.
    We are about to upgrade to one domain, well to be completed during the Summer hols.
    I have money already to buy two servers and some software and pay to have work done on those servers.

    We have a mac suite and a mac server with a DAS device with 4 TB HDs.

    We are currently running RM CC3 on the curric servers but not likeley to with new set up,

    Perhaps I need to look at software that I might need to replace CC3 functionality?

    We are currenly backing up data to tape drives on the servers but I'd quite like to move to an alternative system. Maybe SAN?

    We currently have no system to see what students have been doing on the web as the authority provide us with netsweeper which can't go down to individual level.

    I'm sure I have more info to give but I can't think of any at the moment!

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    well backups or filtering/monitoring seem likely candidates.

    smoothwall's a good bet

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    Can I just check that smoothwall can be used just for filtering without the firewall?
    I really only need the filtering and checking individuals web habits.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    Can I just check that smoothwall can be used just for filtering without the firewall?
    I really only need the filtering and checking individuals web habits.

    Thanks
    We've got pricing for just the filtering and reporting aspects of Smoothwall, so it's certainly possible.

    John

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    yep, the network guardian (rather than the schools guardian) is more suited to this, it's what my last school went for.

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    We have purchased Ruckus at our school as the price quoted was really cheap. My concern is that Ruckus is only a small company - I really wish now I had gone with the other quotes on the table, and even looked at Cisco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMainGeek View Post
    We looked at Ruckus at our school as the price quoted was really cheap. My concern is that Ruckus is only a small company - I really wish now I had gone with the other quotes on the table, and even looked at Cisco!
    A small international company...

    So did you go with them...?

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