The Cisco 2500 series wireless controller enables system wide wireless functions in small to medium-sized enterprises and branch offices. Designed for 802.11n performance, Cisco 2500 series wireless controller is an entry-level controller that provides real-time communication between Cisco Aironet access points to simplify the deployment and operation of wireless networks.
As a component of the Cisco unified wireless network, this controller delivers centralized security policies, wireless intrusion prevention system (wIPS) capabilities, RF management and quality of service (QoS) for voice and video. Delivering 802.11n performance and scalability the 2500 series provides low total cost of ownership and flexibility to scale as network requirements grow.
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) support enables certification for scanner and kiosk deployments
- Full Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) access point to controller encryption
- Supports rogue access point detection and denial-of-service attacks
- Management frame protection detects malicious users and alerts network administrators
- Secure, simple, cost-effective mobile teleworker solution
- RF management
It provides both real-time and historical information about RF interference impacting network performance across controllers, via system wide Cisco CleanAir technology integration.
- Comprehensive end-to-end security
It offers CAPWAP-compliant Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) encryption to help ensure full line-rate encryption between access points and controllers across remote WAN/LAN links.
- End-to-end voice
It supports unified communications for improved collaboration through messaging, presence, and conferencing.
- High-performance video
It integrates Cisco VideoStream technology as part of the Cisco medianet framework to optimize the delivery of video applications across the WLAN.
- PCI integration
Part of Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified architecture, and are well-suited for retail customers who deploy transactional data applications such as scanners and kiosks.