Robust and Reliable Networking Experience
October 19, 2021

Robust and Reliable Networking Experience

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller

We use Cisco routers in our projects mostly
because they’re known for better resource management over better wireless connectivity. [The] Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller provides control, management, and diagnosing under one roof for service providers and large project deployments. [The] Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller offers the pliability to support various deployment
modes in the same controller. Also, this can be a very economical solution as it provides
consecutive connectivity to network databases and other resources in the cloud efficiently
with more secure packets.
  • Super scalability with the support [of] over 1000 access points and over 15000 clients
  • Integrated services for application control and transparency and software-based segmentation with accuracy
  • Ability to develop highly secure mobile server strategy and infrastructure with available services
  • Implementation cost is high.
  • [The] user interfaces seem old-fashioned and can be improved.
  • Their Software Defined Networking approach is good, but slowly evolving.
  • Uninterrupted, secure connection with highly optimized firmware
  • Well experienced in Software Defined Networking systems
  • Better community support due to their large customer base
  • Network engineers find it easier to [manage] high-stress levels since they're more reliable and robust.
  • Their initial cost is very high compared to other router providers, such as Juniper.
  • Their hardware dependability can be a big drawback if you run on a budget.
we compare them on technical specifications, Cisco routers range up to full rack
heights. If you take an enterprise model, they support faster 100G Ethernet
speeds. Also, most of the Cisco router modules are designed as [a] fully
customizable chassis to allow users greater scalability. Since Cisco has a
larger share of the overall market, there are more certified Cisco engineers
and you can find more [of them on] online support and resources compared to any other

Do you think Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller's feature set?


Did Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller again?


In general, Cisco routers contain many varieties which cover every possible networking environment and usage. Cisco routers can be used for small companies and office rooms, larger enterprises, industrial data centers, and other cloud service providers. Also, Cisco CCNA is widely popular among networking certifications so many professionals are widely available for service. Reliability and robustness are key features when it comes to networking. I think Cisco is doing a great job by proving over and over becoming the market leader.