As a component of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture, the 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access pointsCisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco Mobility Services Engine. It is also interoperable with other Cisco controllers.
The 5520 Series comes with integrated services:

  • Application Visibility and Control (AVC) provides granular classification and prioritization of thousands of business-critical apps with dynamic protocol updates
  • Location-aware Bonjour and Chromcast support services advertised across a Layer 3 network at a user and device level
  • Embedded Policy Classification Engine offers simplified BYOD with native device profiling and onboard services
  • Software-defined segmentation with Cisco TrustSec reduces access control list maintenance, complexity, and overhead

The 5520 Series offers exceptional scalability:

  • Support up to 1500 access points and 20,000 clients
  • Optimize 802.11ac Wave 2 next-generation networks with 20 Gb throughput
  • Consolidate multiple controllers into one with a single point of touch
  • Support centralized, distributed, and mesh deployments
  • Deploy Cisco FlexConnect in sites with up to 100 access points in up to 1500 groups