Designed to fit the needs of a wide variety of medium-to-large scale organizations, the Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller is a powerful and versatile solution for managing your access points along with associated devices and services. With 20Gbps of throughput (your choice of 10Gb Ethernet or SFP+ ports) and support for up to 1,500 access points, the 5520 is an excellent midpoint between power, features, and AP support. An optional redundant power supply ensures reliable performance, even with primary power disruption.
A 5520 works seamlessly alongside your existing Cisco devices as part of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture. It can provide real-time communication between Aironet access points, Cisco Prime infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services engine. It supplements these services with robust security services, including DDOS protections, rogue AP detection, and support for the Cisco Umbrella suite of cloud-based security services. Centralized, distributed, and mesh-based network topographies are all supported.
However, no matter how large or complicated the attached network grows, this WiFi controller simplifies and streamlines management through an easy-to-use GUI dashboard. Deployments are rapid, with a wide range of configuration options at both the top level and device level. Application Visibility and Control services give you granular oversight of thousands of apps, along with the QoS and other prioritization services needed to ensure smooth network operations.
Deployment and configuration are made particularly simple through Cisco's revolutionary SD-Access Wireless system, a policy-based automated tool. From the edge to the cloud, it enables rapid access after physical deployment, but without sacrificing security. SD-Access Wireless can substantially reduce deployment time and costs, while reducing downtime during upgrades.
Powerful and versatile, the Cisco 5520 WLAN Controller is a superior option for medium-to-large organizations implementing 802.11ac Wave 2 Cisco access points. To learn more about the benefits of Cisco WLANs, just contact Hummingbird Networks.