The EWS5204 is an enterprise-grade wireless LAN controller that provides establishments such as hotels, universities, or even complete municipalities with a comprehensive set of managed Wi-Fi features at a competitive license-free price point. With AP management, user authentication, policy assignment, trafﬁc shaping, ﬁrewall features, and much more all packaged into a single box, the EWS5204 provides network administrators with a reliable, easy-to-use, and centralized management console for an entire organization’s wireless network infrastructure. The EWS5204 is capable of managing up to 600 wireless access points and can be directly integrated with uniﬁed access switches, all of which can be deployed and conﬁgured easily by anyone, including non-wireless savvy users. For example, automated AP discovery prevents network administrators from having to go through the hassle of individually adding and conﬁguring each access point. Access points, as well as connected Wi-Fi devices, can then be monitored and managed from a centralized point, with extensive logging and reporting features to assist in troubleshooting and maintenance. As Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets become ever so prevalent in our daily lives, businesses and network operators alike are faced with a mind-boggling dilemma – how to simultaneously address the needs of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), manage Wi-Fi users, and maintain network service quality for mission-critical applications. The EWS5204 is designed exactly with these requirements in mind, and with a total cost of ownership that satisﬁes even the most price conscious, organizations are guaranteed to receive an unmatched ROI on their wireless LAN infrastructure.