The Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers are a highly scalable and
flexible platform that enables mission-critical wireless networking for
enterprise and service provider deployments. The Cisco 8500 Series Wireless
Controllers provide centralized control, management, and troubleshooting for
enterprise and service provider deployments. The 8500 Series offers flexibility
to support multiple deployment modes in the same controller: for example,
centralized mode for campus, Cisco FlexConnect™ mode for lean branches managed
over the WAN, and mesh (bridge) mode for deployments where full Ethernet
cabling is unavailable. The Cisco 8500 Series Wireless Controllers support
Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC). Cisco AVC includes the
Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR-2) engine, Cisco’s deep packet
inspection (DPI) capability, which classifies applications, applies quality of
service (QoS) settings to either drop or mark the traffic, and prioritizes
business-critical applications in the network. Cisco AVC uses NetFlow Version 9
to export the flows to Cisco Prime™ Infrastructure or a third-party NetFlow
Lower CapEx and OpEx.
Multilayer High Availability (HA)
Service Provider Wi-Fi.
Licensing Flexibility and Investment Protection.
Secured Guest Access