Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

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Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

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What is Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller?

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that is ideal for medium-sized to large enterprise and campus deployments.

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What is Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller?

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that is ideal for medium-sized to large enterprise and campus deployments.

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The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that is ideal for medium-sized to large enterprise and campus deployments.

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The most common users of Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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The main scope of this WLC in the topology of our data network is to centralize the management and control of a set of access points spread across some sites. With the Cisco WLC 5520, we have absolute control to replicate the WLAN, VLAN, and security settings for all devices and control the access of our users with 802.1x authentication and content filtering on the wifi network. This hardware is efficient and we decided to use two appliances to create a high availability environment to avoid failures.
Miguel Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We implemented this family of controllers in medium-capacity stadiums with approximately 15,000 clients, since it allows up to 20,000 and allows working with high availability and groups of controllers, expanding the number of users.the stability of the driver in these environments is quite good along with the performance and performance of the equipment. In addition, the support you have with the brand has no competition.
Carlos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our main wireless solution controller is model [Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller], recently purchased for 1 year by the company. Its main goal and main problem to solve is to create unified administration management of more than 150 Cisco Aironet access points installed in central and remote locations [as well as] bring mobility to internal users. In addition to managing everything, it has reporting and monitoring capabilities, equipment status, network traffic, throughput, number of users connected to the 2.4GHz, and 5GHz radio. It is a reliable Cisco 1ru hardware and is connected to the computer switch of the computer's network.
Gabriel Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller is positioned in the main switch and with it, we manage the entire park of access points with internal and external antennas installed in various locations. The scenario used in the WLC 5520 is in high availability with two units to supply in case of hardware problems. With our WLC + Prime, we have control, management, and absolute monitoring of the WLAN network quite easily. We receive alerts via e-mail and SMS in case of access point failures and security problems.
Score 10 out of 10
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The Cisco 5520 [Wireless] Controller controls and manages the access points of some branches. The controllers are deployed in the High Availability topology where the second activates in case the other has a technical problem. We created a Captive portal on this WLC to authenticate users, guests, and employees. Each network is on a different VLAN and with different rules for accessing the internal wireless network. Cisco is a brand of high reliability and brings us security.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use the Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller to manage all of our wireless access points throughout all of our buildings. They are both indoor and outdoor setup access points. The system is used throughout the entire organization. It addressed both managing access points independently as well as creating a guest WiFi that does not interfere with our business data flowing over the Wifi for our business applications.
Score 10 out of 10
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The Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller is used by the whole organization to centralize [the] administration of all of our access points. We have multiple SSIDs and add them on the fly at times. The Cisco 5520 [Wireless Controller] makes this so much easier to manage.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller to manage all our access points in many branches across the whole organization, to handle more than 60 access points with more than 30 SSID for different locations and services. With many authentication methods, like a pre-shared key, guest access, certificate authentication.
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco [5520] Wireless Controller implementation has allowed us to centralize the administration of the wireless platform through a simple interface with the security levels required by the organization. Additionally, the solution allows us to observe where there is a higher density of users and statistics on the main protocols used in real-time.
Aaron Oberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have three Cisco 5520 Wireless Controllers [that were] administered centrally by our network team. We are utilizing all three controllers both redundantly as well as for load balancing our access points at 14 different sites. The [Cisco] 5520 [Wireless] Controllers have enabled us to more efficiently manage our wireless network through the central management features as well as ease of configuration.



Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Wireless Controllers integrate with our ISE and help manage wireless users and mobile devices. We have three SSIDs that help segment employees, mobile devices and guest users. We had to upgrade to this model because of issues we experienced with our guest network. As we work with a number of consultants and external companies, the guest WiFi needed to be stable to support these external users.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use the [Cisco] 5520 [Wireless Controller] for the implementation of a complete metallurgy plant, with approximately 1,000 users and 100 access points.