Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS), the industry's most comprehensive management platform, delivers converged user, access and identity management, with complete visibility into endpoint connectivity - regardless of device, network, or location. This speeds troubleshooting for the most reported customer pain point - network problems related to client devices. Cisco Prime NCS also provides monitoring of endpoint security policy through integration with Cisco identity Services Engine (ISE) to deliver visibility into compliance based on real-time contextual information from the network, users, and devices across the entire wired and wireless access network.
Flexible, easy-to-use platform
Cisco Prime NCS is the ideal management platform for new and experienced IT administrators. Its simple, intuitive user interface eliminates complexity for users with no prior network management experience, while comprehensive lifecycle management functions meet the needs of even the most advanced IT administrators. Cisco Prime NCS is inherently flexible, allowing each user to customize their management interface to display only the most relevant information that aligns to operational and business goals.
Cisco Prime NCS scales to manage thousands of switches, hundreds of Cisco wireless LAN controllers. Cisco Prime NCS is delivered as a physical appliance or a virtual appliance to allow greater flexibility in deployment options; the two options do not differ in the scale or the richness of features offered.
Comprehensive wireless LAN lifecycle management
Cisco Prime NCS cost-effectively supports all phases of the wireless LAN lifecycle from planning and deployment, to monitoring, troubleshooting, and customized reporting. Cisco Prime NCS makes wireless LAN operations more efficient and effective for all lifecycle phases.
Designing a wireless LAN that effectively supports business-critical data, voice, and video services is simplified with the Cisco Prime NCS suite of built-in planning and design tools. Cisco Prime NCS's planning and design tools simplify the process of defining access point placement and determining access point coverage areas for standard and irregularly shaped buildings.
Getting the wireless LAN up and running quickly and cost-effectively to meet end-user needs is streamlined with the broad array of Cisco Prime NCS integrated configuration templates. Flexible, easy-to-use templates and deployment tools, such as the Controller Auto-Provisioning feature for zero-touch deployment of Wireless LAN Controllers, help IT managers provision and configure the wireless LAN to expressly deliver the services that their business requires.
Monitoring and troubleshooting
Cisco Prime NCS is the ideal management platform for monitoring and troubleshooting the wired and wireless LAN to maintain robust performance and deliver an optimal access experience to fixed and mobile endpoints. The centralized interface of Cisco Prime NCS makes it easy to access information where it's needed, when it's needed - on demand or as scheduled. The easy-to-use graphical display serves as a starting point for maintenance, security, troubleshooting, and future capacity planning activities. Quick access to actionable data about healthy and unhealthy devices, via alarms and events occurring on the network, is available from a variety of entry points, making Cisco Prime NCS vital to ongoing network operations.
Cisco Prime NCS makes it easy to quickly assess service disruptions, receive notices about performance degradation, research resolutions, and take action to remedy non\optimal situations.
Cisco Prime NCS includes customizable reporting that assists IT teams to effectively manage, maintain, and evolve the wireless LAN to meet ongoing business and operations requirements. In addition to tools such as configuration compliance monitoring with comprehensive auditing functionality, flexible reports provide access to the right data, at the right time, in a format to meet any requirement.