Cisco Prime Network Control System Series Appliances is upgraded and replaced by Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Cisco Prime Infrastructure offers all the wireless LAN management functionality available from Cisco Prime NCS, as well as rich wired infrastructure lifecycle management. Visit the site for product details and documentation.
Converge User and Access Management
Broaden your network visibility with the Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS). This first-of-its-kind platform offers converged wired, wireless, and security policy management in a single solution for faster troubleshooting and more efficient network operations. It provides complete visibility into endpoint connectivity, regardless of device, network, or location.
Video Data Sheet
Learn the key features and capabilities of Cisco Prime Network Control System. (5:48 min)
Cisco Prime Network Control System Overview
View a snapshot of how Cisco Prime NCS delivers converged user, access, and identity management. (2:57 min)
Features and Capabilities
Cisco Prime NCS delivers visibility and diagnosis of access infrastructure devices, including Cisco access switches, Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, and Cisco Aironet access points. With this system, you can centrally manage the Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE) with support for the Cisco Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS), Cisco Context-Aware Software, and Cisco CleanAir technology.
Built on the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) feature set, Cisco Prime NCS:
- Helps resolve access problems across wired and wireless networks to get users back online faster
- Facilitates visibility of user attributes, posture, and profile through integration with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
- Allows wireless lifecycle management so that IT staff may design and maintain optimal RF environments
- Offers an intuitive user experience to eliminate complexity, improve IT productivity, and minimize staffing requirements
- Delivers physical or virtual appliance deployment for flexibility without sacrificing functionality
High-Density Wireless LAN Design Guide(PDF - 1.7 MB)
"Only one thing has remained constant in wireless networking, the persistent need for more", Jim Florwick, Sr. Technical Marketing EngineerRead Design Guide