Designed for the needs of the largest of organizations seeking a single centralized solution for the deployment and management of large numbers of access points, the Cisco 8540 WLAN Controller is a superior option which will streamline both deployment and day-to-day management. The 8540 is part of Cisco's Software-Defined Access Solution, with robust inter-operability with other Cisco technologies including Aironet APs, Cisco Prime, Cisco Mobility Services, and other branch-level WLAN Controllers.
The 8540 boasts 40Gbps of throughput, along with 10-Gigabit Ethernet or SFP+ ports. Redundancy comes from both a spare failover Ethernet port, as well as optional redundant power supplies for high reliability. Ultimately, the Cisco 8540 can manage up to 6,000 access points and 64,000 clients.
This wireless controller is designed to streamline deployment, a major cost sink in large-scale WiFi upgrades. Its SD-Access Wireless systems are an industry-first policy-based automation system for quickly configuring devices regardless of location. From the core to the edge to the Cloud, SD-Access Wireless allows for fast, efficient large-scale deployments but without sacrificing security.
Security is a priority for the 8540, with native support for DDOS detection systems, rogue AP detection, as well as the Cisco Umbrella suite of network-wide security protocols. With Cisco Umbrella, your network is protected against both intrusion and malware attack, and - like all Cisco WiFi solutions - is fully scalable regardless of your network size.
All this is handled and controlled through a single dashboard which gives administrators total control and oversight of their network. From high-level overviews to granular device- or user-level access information, administrators get all the information they need to make informed decisions. Application Visibility and Control services allow direct control and prioritization over thousands of user-level apps, backed up by superior QoS for Cisco Unified Communications services.
As one of the industries leading solutions for large-scale wireless access point management, the Cisco 8540 delivers uncompromising power and support. Contact Hummingbird Networks today to learn more about whether Cisco 8540 WLAN controllers are right for your organization.