Cisco Wireless is designed to provide 802.11 wireless networking solutions for enterprises and service providers. Cisco Wireless simplifies deploying and managing large-scale wireless LANs and enables a unique best-in-class security infrastructure. The operating system manages all data client, communications, and system administration functions, performs radio resource management (RRM) functions, manages system-wide mobility policies using the operating system security solution, and coordinates all security functions using the operating system security framework.
Cisco Wireless solution consists of Cisco wireless controllers (Cisco WLCs) and their associated lightweight access points controlled by the operating system, all concurrently managed by any or all of the operating system user interfaces:
An HTTP and/or HTTPS full-featured Web User Interface hosted by Cisco WLCs can be used to configure and monitor individual Cisco WLCs.
A full-featured command-line interface (CLI) can be used to configure and monitor individual Cisco Cisco WLCs.
The Cisco Prime Infrastructure, which you use to configure and monitor one or more Cisco WLCs and associated access points. The Prime Infrastructure has tools to facilitate large-system monitoring and control. For more information about Cisco Prime Infrastructure, see http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/cloud-systems-management/prime-infrastructure/tsd-products-support-series-home.html.
An industry-standard SNMP V1, V2c, and V3 interface can be used with any SNMP-compliant third-party network management system.
The Cisco Wireless solution supports client data services, client monitoring and control, and all rogue access point detection, monitoring, and containment functions. It uses lightweight access points, Cisco WLCs, and the optional Cisco Prime Infrastructure to provide wireless services to enterprises and service providers.
For detailed information about Cisco Wireless solution, see the Enterprise Mobility Design Guide at http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/8-1/Enterprise-Mobility-8-1-Design-Guide/Enterprise_Mobility_8-1_Deployment_Guide.html.