Optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 performance, the Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller with Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology is a compact, highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that enables next-generation wireless networks for small to medium-sized enterprises and branch office deployments. Features and Benefits – The Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller with Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology is optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 performance, high scale, and enhanced system uptime. It offers: – Quiet operation, with a small form factor and compact design ideal for space-constrained deployments, providing flexibility without compromising on features. – Cisco Multigigabit Ethernet technology to support next-generation 802.11ac Wave 2 deployments using existing cabling infrastructure. – Subsecond access point and client failover for uninterrupted application availability. – Extraordinary visibility into application traffic, using Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), the technology that includes the Network-Based Application Recognition 2 (NBAR2) engine, with Cisco’s deep packet inspection (DPI) capability. This allows the 3504 to mark, prioritize, and block to conserve network bandwidth and enhance security. Customers can optionally export the flows to Cisco Prime Infrastructure or a third-party NetFlow collector. – An embedded wireless bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy classification engine that allows classification of client devices and application of user group policies. – Guest access and Bonjour and Chromecast services in centralized deployments. – Software-defined segmentation with Cisco TrustSec technology, reducing access control list (ACL) maintenance, complexity, and overhead. – Integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, providing the industry’s only self-healing and self-optimizing wireless network. – A simplified GUI wizard for quick setup and intuitive dashboards for monitoring and troubleshooting.