Key Features and Benefits of LAN Controller
The Cisco Aironet 5508 Series Wireless LAN Controller (AIR-CT5508-100-K9) is a high-performance, scalable and flexible solution for managing large-scale wireless networks. Some of its key features and benefits include:
- Scalability: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports up to 100 access points and up to 5,000 clients per controller, making it ideal for large enterprises, schools, hospitals, and other organizations with high user density.
- Network Management: The 5508 Series provides centralized network management, which makes it easy to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the wireless network. It also provides network security features such as 802.1X authentication, rogue access point detection, and dynamic WEP key rotation.
- High-Performance: The 5508 Series supports the 802.11n standard and provides up to three times the performance of previous-generation controllers, making it ideal for multimedia applications and bandwidth-intensive tasks.
- Flexibility: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports a wide range of access points and can be easily integrated into existing networks, making it a flexible solution for organizations with different network requirements.
- Advanced Features: The 5508 Series supports advanced features such as load balancing, quality of service, and fast roaming, which enhances network performance and user experience.
Security and Network Management
The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 Cisco Aironet 5508 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly secure and scalable wireless network management solution. It provides centralized management and security of wireless access points, helping to ensure that wireless networks are secure, efficient, and easily managed. The following are some of the key security and network management features of the AIR-CT 5508-100-K9:
- Authentication: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports various authentication methods, including 802.1X, EAP, LEAP, PEAP, and EAP-TLS, providing flexible options for wireless network security.
- Encryption: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports WPA, WPA2, and AES encryption protocols to protect wireless network traffic from eavesdropping and tampering.
- Access Control: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 allows administrators to set up access control policies, including port-based access, MAC address filtering, and SSID-based access.
- Rogue AP Detection: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 includes built-in rogue AP detection and prevention, helping to secure wireless networks against unauthorized access points.
- Centralized Management: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 provides centralized management of wireless access points, allowing administrators to manage, configure, and monitor wireless networks from a single interface.
- High Availability: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports high availability with dual-controller configurations and active-standby failover, helping to ensure continuous availability of wireless networks.
- Wireless Intrusion Prevention: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 includes wireless intrusion prevention, helping to protect against wireless attacks and unauthorized access.
- Load Balancing: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports load balancing across multiple access points, providing efficient and effective use of wireless network resources.
High Availability and Redundancy
The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 Cisco Aironet 5508 Series Wireless LAN Controller is designed with high availability and redundancy in mind.
- Redundancy: This controller supports multiple redundancy modes, including redundancy between two controllers in a network and redundancy within a single controller. In case of failure of one controller, the other controller takes over to ensure seamless connectivity.
- High Availability: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 uses a hot-standby redundancy protocol, which enables the controller to switch to a secondary controller in the event of a failure. This ensures that the wireless network is always available and avoids downtime.
- Load Balancing: The controller supports load balancing, which helps to distribute traffic across multiple controllers, increasing the overall capacity and performance of the network.
- Backup and Restore: The controller also supports backup and restore capabilities, allowing administrators to back up configuration information to a secondary device in case of a failure.
- Dual Power Supplies: The AIR-CT 5508-100-K9 supports dual power supplies, ensuring that the device remains operational even if one power supply fails.
- Clustering: The controller supports clustering, which allows multiple controllers to work together to manage a large number of access points, ensuring high availability and redundancy.
General Information about this Cisco AIR-CT5508-100-K9
- Manufacturer : Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# AIR-CT5508-100-K9
- Product Line Aironet
- Product Series 5500
- Product Model 5508
- Product Name Aironet 5508 Wireless Controller
- Product Type Wireless LAN Controller
Interfaces / Ports of Wireless LAN Controller
- Gigabit Ethernet Port Yes
- USB Yes
- Management Port Yes
Management & Protocols
- Management-IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
- Quality of service (QoS)
- SNMP v1/ v2c/ v3
- SNMP MIB II
- Ethernet MIB
- Input Voltage 110 V AC
- Input Voltage 220 V AC
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