The flexible Cisco 8500 Series Wireless LAN Controller grows with your business. Packed with services and features, this controller centrally manages your network. No matter the size of your deployment, the 8500 handles the job.
Designed for service providers, enterprises, and large campuses
Optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 networks
Supports up to 6000 access points
Supports up to 64,000 clients
Supports up to 6000 branch location
The Cisco 8500 Series grows with you. It is optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 with 40-Gb throughput and runs up to 6000 access points and 64,000 clients. It also consolidates many controllers into one.
Networks are getting more complex. When you combine the 8500 with Cisco's Digital Network Architecture (DNA), you can transform your network so your organization can move faster, more efficiently, and securely.
You don't wait around for the 8500. It easily communicates with other Cisco controllers. The 8500 connects with Cisco Aironet access points, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco Mobile Experience, instantly.
The 8500 is loaded with integrated services, including Application Visibility and Control, location-aware Bonjour, Chromcast, and more. These tools help your network run fast and effectively.
The 8500 makes sure that your apps are ready. Start with sub-second failover for access points and client failover for the apps. The 8500 has dual redundant Gigabit or 10-Gb Ethernet connectivity so your apps are always available.
With Wi-Fi certified Passpoint (Hotspot 2.0), the Cisco 8500 is ideal for service providers who want to offload their mobile data traffic.