Wireless LAN Controllers

Get your network digital-ready with our intelligent controllers. They’ll help scale a small, midsize, or large enterprise network.

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Simplify workflows

Simplify workflows

Centralize the configuration and management of your access points.

Optimize performance

Optimize performance

Improve network performance with automated fail-over and mitigated radio interference.

Gain flexibility

Gain flexibility

Choose between appliance-based integrated modules, and virtual modes in our access point, switches, and routers.

Integrate security

Integrate security

Uncover threats and provide content filtering and security based on user ID and location.

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  • Up to 500 users
  • Up to 1500 users
  • More than 1500 users

Virtual Wireless Controller

Flexibility to configure settings Faster response to business needs Standardized access-point configurations Centralized security policies across networks

Mobility Express

Manages small and midsize networks 802.11ac Wave 2 Enables Fast IT Embeds a virtual WLAN controller into an AP


Small to medium-sized networks and branch offices 802.11ac Wave 2 Over-the-air express setup and monitoring Supports 75 APs and 1,000 clients


Small to medium-sized businesses 802.11ac Wave 2 Deploys quickly with a simplified GUI Supports existing cables with Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet


Built on Cisco Unified Access Data Plane Granular, hierarchical bandwidth management Native Flexible NetFlow on all ports Integrated WLAN controller functionality


Wide range of pluggable transceiver modules Built-in stack and power resiliency Extensive application visibility on switch ports


Supports 500 APs and 7,000 clients Supports 802.11n and 802.11ac networks Manages 500 APs simultaneously


Medium-sized to large enterprise and campus networks 802.11ac Wave 2 Centralized, distributed, and mesh deployments Supports up to 1,500 APs and 20,000 clients


Supports 6,000 APs and 64,000 clients Supports 802.11n and 802.11ac 4,096 VLANs for large-scale deployments Subsecond AP and client failover for SSID


Supports 6,000 APs, 64,000 clients, and 6,000 branches 802.11ac Wave 2 Service providers, enterprises, and large campuses Highly scalable, service rich, and flexible


No local controller at branch locations Consolidated and remote management Centralized policy management Ensures business continuity in each local branch

Application Visibility and Control

Application Visibility and Control

Detect applications, monitor their performance, and troubleshoot issues.

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Umbrella Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Umbrella Wireless LAN

Combine the power of your wireless network with security and thrive in the digital era.

Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2

Cisco 802.11ac Wave 2

See what’s possible when you move up to 802/11ac Wave 2.

Mars needs your help

Mars needs your help

Build a network to protect the base. Take the Mars Network Challenge, now with new levels and challenges.

Performance verified

Performance verified

The Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller is ready for your next generation of wireless networks.

Cisco named leader in Gartner report

Cisco named leader in Gartner report

See how Cisco measures up against our competition for wireless and wireless LAN access infrastructure.

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See how we can help you innovate faster, stay competitive, reduce costs, simplify, and keep your information secure.

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