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Leading, Scalable Fully-Featured WLAN Controller Comparison*

Cisco Aruba Meru Ruckus
Model Cisco 5508 Aruba 6000 Meru Networks MC5000 ZoneDirector 5000
AP Support 200 200 200 200
Client support 7,000 16,000 10,000 20,000
To support 1,000 APs Multiple boxes, additional licenses Multiple blades, additional licenses Multiple blades, additional licenses All inclusive
Maximum APs 500 512/2000** 300/1500** 1000
Price (200 APs) $65,000 $75,000 $55,000 $45,000
Price (1000 APs) $302,000 $140,000 $150,000 $120,000
  • * Based on publicly available MSRP for high-end controllers supporting 200 APs
  • ** Per supervisor, additional hardware, software, licenses required for additional