This document serves the purpose of describing significant aspects of the virtual WLAN controller. Wireless LAN Controller (ACL-WLC) replaces the traditional on-site dedicated WLAN controller devices.

ACL-WLC Virtual Appliance is centrally deployed and managed on the ACL Digital Cloud-based Network Function Virtualization services platform (NFVOps). It can be used to manage APs of not just a single site, but APs spread across geographical locations, across multiple client sites. This ensures a uniform Wi-Fi service delivery experience across all work locations. The distributed-forwarding aspect of our solution ensures that data is handled locally but is managed centrally. This implies that the policies are defined centrally from the Controller’s Web/Mobile App based console but are applied locally at all the APs managed by the Controller.