Cisco Mobility Services Engine

Solve Business Problems with Network Intelligence

Many organizations want to use Wi-Fi not only as a connectivity vehicle but also as a solution to deliver innovative mobile services and improve business processes. The Cisco Mobility Services Engine is a platform that uses Wi-Fi to increase visibility into the network, deploy location-based mobile services, and strengthen security.


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Features and Capabilities

The Mobility Services Engine supports mobility services software in a modular fashion, with various solutions delivered through applications. Following are platform and service options:

Platform Options

  • Physical appliance
  • Virtual appliance



The Mobility Services Engine can locate any Wi-Fi device in a venue, including smartphones and tablets, Wi-Fi tags, and Wi-Fi interferers. The location data can be exported to other applications, including mobile applications using representational state transfer (REST) APIs. The engine can also locate Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons and alert the user if beacons have been removed or misplaced.

Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX)

CMX is a suite of applications that are hosted on the Mobility Services Engine and use its ability to locate Wi-Fi devices. The applications include:

  • CMX Analytics to gain insight into end-user behavior while inside a venue
  • CMX Connect to provide a venue-specific, location-based mobile guest access experience
  • Mobility Services software development kit (SDK) to build indoor navigation capabilities and provide an easy guest access and application experience for mobile users. Note that the SDK is currently available for Release 8.0 code.

Cisco Wireless Intrusion Prevention System

The Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS) protects the network from penetration attacks, rogue wireless devices, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to improve security and meet compliance objectives. Read the Mobility Services Engine data sheet for more detailed product information.

Cisco CleanAir

CleanAir technology uses silicon-level intelligence to create a self-healing, self-optimizing wireless network that mitigates the effects of wireless interference. CleanAir classifies and locates individual sources of interference and, when coupled with the Mobility Services Engine, tells you where the interferer is located and how it affects the performance or security of your network.

Specifications at a Glance

Platform 10.x 8.0 wIPS*
  • 3365 Mobility Services Engine
  • Virtual Mobility Services Engine

Up to 10,000 access points, 150,000 devices

Up to 5,000 access points, 50,000 devices

Up to 10,000 monitor mode or enhanced local mode access points

*wIPS currently available on 8.0 software.

Virtual appliance numbers are dependent on server specifications. The numbers shown reflect the maximum scale.

See the data sheets for additional specification details and requirements.


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