Ruckus Wireless on Thursday announced that it has acquired Cloudpath Networks, a privately held provider of secure Wi-Fi onboarding software, headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. 

Cloudpath has been working on secure Wi-Fi onboarding since 2006 and has focused on certificate-based Wi-Fi security with its automated, self-service software.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately made available. 

In a statement, Ruckus said that it will immediately include Cloudpath software with its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio for education, enterprise, retail and hospitality markets. 

"This is a significant leap forward in simplifying Wi-Fi security for both BYOD and IT devices," said Selina Lo, Ruckus' CEO. "We believe that Cloudpath has the easiest-to-use and most secure onboarding solution on the market, and we're excited to embrace their technology and talented team as part of the Ruckus family."

Cloudpath's software provides a common entry point to securely onboard all new devices. The one-time enrollment process verifies the user and the device and automatically configures the device with the appropriate wireless network and certificate for the desired policy. Returning users connect automatically to the secure network with the appropriate policies, including virtual LANs and access control lists (ACLs) – all of which are applied dynamically. 

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless is a global supplier of wireless systems. The company offers a range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 56,000 end-customers worldwide.