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Upgrade your controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series is the next generation of wireless controllers that bridge the intent-based networking portfolio.

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Get Your Next-Generation Wireless Network Today

Optimized for 802.11ac Wave2 performance, the Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform. It provides centralized control, management, and troubleshooting for high-scale deployments in service provide, enterprise, and large campus deployments.

Features and benefits

Exceptional scalability

Supports up to 1500 access points, 20,000 clients and runs 802.11ac Wave 2 networks with 20Gb throughput.                          

Integrated services

Application Visibility and Control, location-aware Bonjour and Chromcast support services, software-defined segmentation with Cisco TrustSec and much more.

Better wireless experience for Apple devices

Get seamless roaming, a fast lane for business applications and faster troubleshooting when your Apple mobile device with Cisco technology.

Get assured wireless performance with Cisco DNA software

Cisco DNA software subscriptions power analytics and assurance across your network. Choose from three subscription tiers--Cisco DNA Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage, and Cisco DNA Premier--to address your pressing wireless requirements.

Why upgrade to Catalyst 9800 wireless controllers?

Wireless assurance

With Cisco DNA Assurance, Catalyst 9800 wireless controllers help provide deep visibility and insights into the wireless network.

Centralized management

Cisco DNA Center provides centralized management for not only the Catalyst 9800 wireless controllers but all Cisco DNA-ready wired and wireless solutions from Cisco.

Comprehensive security

Catalyst 9800 Series wireless controllers are the first line of defense with features such as Encrypted Traffic Analytics and secure segmentation with Cisco Software-Defined Access.

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