Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2)

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Mission-Critical Wireless for the Enterprise

Deploy the Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2) controller on the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches to help enable system-wide wireless functions in medium-sized to large environments. This highly scalable, integrated blade switch extends the same policies and security from the wired network core to the wireless edge.

Features and Capabilities

The WiSM2 provides medium-sized to large single-site WLAN deployments with exceptional performance, security, and scalability to support mission-critical wireless business communications. It helps to lower hardware costs and offers flexible configuration options that can reduce the total cost of operations and ownership for wireless networks. Features include:

  • Connections for up to 1000 access points and 15,000 clients
  • Support for higher client density than other wireless LAN controllers
  • Ability to update 500 access points at once
  • Layer 3 mobility services for video, voice, guest, location, Enterprise Wireless Mesh, and teleworking
  • Advanced wireless security, with Layer 1 wireless intrusion prevention system (wIPS) capabilities

Other benefits of the WiSM2 controller include:

  • Roaming across wider geographic areas and the performance required for simultaneous applications
  • CleanAir technology for a self-healing, self-optimizing network that avoids RF interference

Wireless Controller Fundamentals

Explore the benefits, technology, and deployment of controller-based wireless networks. (6:32 min)

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