The Cisco Flex 7500 series cloud controller is a highly scalable branch controller for multisite wireless deployments. Deployed in the private cloud, the Cisco Flex 7500 series controller extends wireless services to distributed branch offices with centralized control that lowers the total cost of operations.The Cisco Flex 7500 series can manage wireless access points in branch locations. This controller allows IT managers to configure, manage, and troubleshoot access points and clients from the data center. The Cisco Flex 7500 series controller supports secure guest access, rogue detection for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, and in-branch Wi-Fi voice and video.The Cisco Flex 7500 series cloud controller provides centralized control, management, and troubleshooting. It supports the Cisco FlexConnect solution for a lean branch network that uses access points connected to controllers in the data center over a wide area network. Data traffic from the access points are switched locally at the branch, so that in the rare event of a WAN failure at the branch, wireless clients remain connected on the network with access to local resources within the branch.Cisco Flex 7500 series cloud controllers automate wireless configuration and management functions and allow network managers to have the visibility and control needed to cost-effectively manage, secure, and optimize the performance of their branch networks. As a component of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network, this controller provides real-time communications between Cisco Aironet access points, the Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and the Cisco Mobility Services Engine, and is interoperable with other Cisco controllers. With integrated Cisco CleanAir technology, the Cisco Flex 7500 series provides the industry's only self-healing and self optimizing wireless network for branches.