Cisco releases new WLAN controller for enterprises

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Cisco Systems announced last week the availability of a high-end WLAN controller for enterprises called the 4400 Series Wireless Local Area Network Controller. The product has been targeted for use in large-scale WLAN deployments and is designed to support up to 100 access points.

In some respects these new WLAN controllers are very similar to previous devices produced by the company and use the same radio frequency management, intrusion protection and quality of service capabilities as before.

Included in the series is a 4402 version which features two gigabit Ethernet ports and can handle 50 lightweight access points. There is also a 4404 model which has four gigabit Ethernet ports and can supports up to 100 access points.