Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller WLC880 - network management device

Mfg.Part: WLC880R | CDW Part: 2533989 | UNSPSC: 43222634
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  • Network management device
  • 16 MAPs (managed access points)
  • GigE
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Main Features
  • Network management device
  • 16 MAPs (managed access points)
  • GigE
The WLC880 Wireless LAN Controller brings the scalability, manageability, reliability, and resiliency, of wired networks to wireless LANs. Designed for mainstream 802.11n deployment, it also offers incredible future-proofing for 802.11n access points equipped with support for three spatial streams each.

The WLC880 offers intelligent switching that combines centralized and distributed data forwarding, and may offload policy enforcement, deep packet inspection and data forwarding to access points for optimized traffic flow, reduced latency, and scalability.

The WLC880 also enables the WLAN to be extended to branch offices using AES encrypted tunnels over the Internet. This enables a simplified branch office wireless network deployment model that eliminates complexity, while leveraging the investment in existing corporate security infrastructure and policies.

Juniper Networks Wireless LAN Controller WLC880 - network management device is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides a sound Wi-Fi infrastructure Valuable Features:* Client load balancing* Multiple SSID supportImprovements to My Organization:Provides reliable and effective Wi-Fi to our clients and it is very scalable for high density installations.Use of Solution:Two years. (WLA522 AP)Deployment Issues:Deployment in conjunction with WLC and ringmaster caused no issues.Stability Issues:No issues with stability.Scalability Issues:No issues with scalability.Previous Solutions:Changed solution as the demand for Wi-Fi grew.Implementation Team:Set-up was was in conjunction with third-party vendor and it was fairly straightforward.ROI:High.Other Solutions Considered:As always other options were looked at during the initial phases of the project.Other Advice:* Suited our needs* Fairly straightforward to set up* Provides a sound Wi-Fi infrastructureDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do a proof of concept to make sure you like the product then go for it Valuable Features:The Scalability it has has to add up to 256 Wireless Access Points for future expansion.Improvements to My Organization:Allows end users to roam the office and be productive wireless without being plugged into an Ethernet cableUse of Solution:Juniper WLC880R - one yearDeployment Issues:No deployment has issues everything went greatStability Issues:No as long as you upgrade to current software release from JuniperScalability Issues:No as it can handle 256 wireless access pointsCustomer Service:10 out of 10Technical Support:10 out of 10 as they stay with you until they fix the problemPrevious Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:StraightforwardImplementation Team:Through vendor team very professional consultants and very knowledgeable about the product.Other Solutions Considered:I was not part of the choosing of the product.Other Advice:Do a proof of concept to make sure you like the product then go for it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Start small then grow Valuable Features:* Ranagement Flexibility - RingMaster (8/10)* Virtualisation of Infrastructure (WLCv case)* Controllers (9/10)Room for Improvement:WLCv was a product at the being of its evolution, so there was room for improvement there.Use of Solution:2 years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:I've never executed scalability tests, but others did and there were no big issues there.Technical Support:Very good. They have very experienced engineers on the site I worked on.Initial Setup:The initial setups are pretty straightforward. They have good enough installation user guides.Implementation Team:In-house.Other Advice:Start with a small implementation and if it suits the needs for the business, then go for larger deployments.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2014-12-25
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