The VEWS-series combines the power of virtualization with Edgecore’s bestselling WLAN Gateway-controller, creating a virtual WLAN controller that can be seamlessly integrated with any existing VMware infrastructure, such as servers, personal computers, and cloud computing resource to provide much-needed hardware independence while offering the same functionality as the physical controller, all without the added expense of new hardware or the hassle of worrying about compatibility issues.

The Edgecore VEWS Virtual Wireless LAN Controller allows to run on any VMware infruscture such as servers, personal computers, and cloud computing resource to provide much-needed hardware independence while offering the same functionality as the physical controller. With AP management, user authentication, policy assignment, traffic shaping, firewall features, and much more all packaged into a single box, the VEWS-series Controller provides network administrators with a reliable, easy-to-use, and centralized management console for an entire organization’s wireless network infrastructure, including Edgecore Access Points and Switches and the communication among Controllers, Switches and Access Points are encrypted.

The VEWS-series Controller can be deployed and configured easily, even 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 & reporting features to assist in troubleshooting and maintenance and it is compatible on VMware 6.7 version. Besides, VEWS-series Controller supports maps functionality allowing the administrator to view and monitor the wireless network coverage map.

For user management, the VEWS-series supports from 3,000 to 100,000 connected clients, according to different models. Moreover, 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 VEWS-series 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.

VEWS5203 VEWS5204 VEWS5207 VEWS1000
Managed APs Up to 300 Up to 1,000 Up to 3,000 Up to 10,000
Local Accounts Up to 10,000 Up to 30,000 Up to 50,000 Up to 120,000
On-Demand Accounts Up to 10,000 Up to 30,000 Up to 50,000 Up to 120,000
Managed Switches 80 250 800 2,500
Max. Number of Online Users 3,000; Switchable 10,000; Switchable 30,000; Switchable 100,000; Switchable
Installation Hardware Requirement
CPU 4 cores 8 cores 16 cores 40 cores
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
HDD 512 GB 512 GB 512 GB 512 GB

    • Authentication Types: 802.1X / UAM (browser-based) / IP or MAC-based
    • Authentication Servers: Local / On-Demand / Guest / RADIUS / LDAP / NT Domain / SIP / POP3
    • Customizable Captive Portal
    • Customizable Wild Card Walled Garden
    • User Blacklisting
    • On-demand Account: SMS registration / Purchase via PayPal / Hotel PMS integration / Selectable Billing Plans / Account Ticket Printer
    • On-demand Account Flexibility: Customizable Billing / Plans / Account Credentials / Access Codes / Smart Login
    • Guest Wi-Fi Account: Limitation by duration and volume / Configurable reactivation time / E-mail registration and activation
    • Social Media Login: Google, Office365 / Facebook / Instagram / LinkedIn / Twitter
    • VPN: Remote / Site-to-Site
    • Tunneling Protocols: IPSec / PPTP
    • Network Isolation: Intra-VLAN or Port / Inter-VLAN or Port
    • Rogue AP Detection
    • Certificates: Built-in Root CA
    • Fast Roaming Between Access Points
    • Cross Gateway Roaming
    • WISPr Smart Client
    • Mobile Device Recognition for Optimized Captive Portal
    • Multiple Device Logins Per Account
    • QR Code Automatic Login
    • Device Plug-and-Play
    • Browser-Based Configuration
    • Administrator Accounts: Multiple tiered access privileges / Monitor each admin’s current accessed page/ Local database and RADIUSauthentication
    • System Time: NTP synchronization / Manually configured
    • System Backup & Restore
    • SNMP
    • Network Utilities: Built-in packet capture
    • Automatic AP Discovery
    • Automatic AP Provisioning: template-based
    • AP Configuration Backup & Restore
    • AP Firmware Batch Upgrade
    • Tunneled AP Management: both L2 & L3 APs
    • AP Load Balancing
    • Automatic AP Firmware Upgrade
    • IndividualAP Information: Associated Clients / Power & Channel / SNRreport
    • Automatic Switch Discovery
    • Automatic Switch Provisioning: template-based
    • Switch Configuration Backup & Restore
    • Switch Power Scheduling
    • User Policy Assignment: Role-based / Time & location dependent
    • Bandwidth Limitation: User-based / Group-based / Bandwidth throttling
    • Traffic Classification / Remarking: 802.1p / DSCP
    • Stateful Firewall: each rule with individual enforcement schedules
    • Static Route Assignment
    • Concurrent Session Limit
    • IP Address Reassignment: Allow clients to obtain different IP addresses after authentication
    • Redundancy (High Availability): N+1 with automatic synchronization
    • Internet Protocols Supported: IPv4 / IPv6
    • DHCP Server / DHCP Relay
    • Network Address Translation
    • Built-in HTTP Proxy Server
    • WAN Port Load Balancing
    • Dynamic Routing
    • Local DNS Records
    • Hotel PMS Integration: Innkey PMS / Oracle Hospitality / OPERA / IDS Next
    • Integrated Billing & Accounting System
    • Billing Quota Types: By duration / By traffic volume
    • System Dashboard
    • Dashbord Customization
    • Graphical System Performance Reports
    • Traffic Volume Reports
    • System Process Monitor
    • Online Device Monitoring
    • Active Sessions List
    • Configurable SYSLOG Severity
    • SMTP (E-mail) Notifications
    • Multiple Concurrent E-mail Notification Receivers
    • System Log (SYSLOG)
    • CAPWAP Log
    • Configuration Change Log
    • RADIUS Server Log
    • User Events Log
    • User HTTP Web Log
    • Firewall Log
    • DHCP Server/Lease Log
    • PMS Interface Log
    • On-Demand Billing Report
    • AP Status E-mail Notification
    • Logging to External FTP
    • Configurable Logs & Reporting Intervals
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