Explore Cisco
How to Buy

Have an account?

  •   Personalized content
  •   Your products and support

Need an account?

Create an account

Cisco Edge Intelligence Data Sheet

Available Languages

Download Options

  • PDF
    (338.6 KB)
    View with Adobe Reader on a variety of devices
Updated:August 17, 2020

Bias-Free Language

The documentation set for this product strives to use bias-free language. For the purposes of this documentation set, bias-free is defined as language that does not imply discrimination based on age, disability, gender, racial identity, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality. Exceptions may be present in the documentation due to language that is hardcoded in the user interfaces of the product software, language used based on RFP documentation, or language that is used by a referenced third-party product. Learn more about how Cisco is using Inclusive Language.

Available Languages

Download Options

  • PDF
    (338.6 KB)
    View with Adobe Reader on a variety of devices
Updated:August 17, 2020
 

 

Cisco® Edge Intelligence is a software offering, designed for Cisco IoT edge devices, that simplifies the secure delivery of IoT data to the right applications at the right time, either on premises or in the cloud.

Product overview

Internet of Things (IoT) discussions have moved from counting the number of connected devices to describing use cases and value for each industry. Organizations in every industry are looking to translate IoT edge data into meaningful information and derive business value. Cisco Edge Intelligence radically simplifies the IoT edge, with multicloud data delivery and control for connected assets.

Cisco Edge Intelligence is a software offering that extracts, transforms, governs, and delivers connected asset data from the IoT edge to multicloud destinations with granular data control. It is a software service deployed on Cisco’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) networking portfolio for easy, out-of-the box deployment.

Current approaches require custom software and integration of multiple vendor technologies that are complex to deploy and manage. In addition, current offerings are further challenged with no easy way to control what data is delivered to specific applications running in multicloud environments. Cisco Edge Intelligence enables organizations to regain ownership of and control over IoT edge data by providing:

      Out-of-the-box service on Cisco’s IIoT networking portfolio

      A simplified user experience and scaled centralized deployment

      Seamless data extraction from a variety of data sources

      Developer-friendly tools to create intelligent data logic for IoT edge execution

      The ability to govern the flow of IoT data at granular levels before data leaves the operational environments

      Preintegration with leading IoT platforms and applications to easily share data from the IoT edge to multicloud destinations

Features and benefits

Feature

Benefit

Integrated device connectivity

Edge Intelligence provides various industry-standard connectors such as Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA), MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT), and Modbus TCP and Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), and integrates seamlessly with your environment.

Data model editor

Customize data models that describe exactly what data will be extracted from your assets.

Data logic engine

Deploy custom logic using JavaScript to transform data at the edge. Use data logic to sample high-frequency data streams, apply transformation logic, perform rule-based range validation, or normalize data, depending on specific needs.

Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) Code plug-in

Simplify development of data logic by leveraging standard development tools.

Data governance

Achieve fine-grained control to help ensure that the right data is delivered to the right applications. Data from any source can be filtered at the attribute level and delivered to multiple selected applications.

Application data integration

Deliver your data to any application, either cloud hosted or on premises, using built-in connectivity to services such as Microsoft Azure IoT Hub or industry-standard protocols such as MQTT.

Role-based access control

Use segmented configuration and operation to control who has access to what elements of the configuration and operation of your Edge Intelligence solution.

Audit trail

Log all operations in Edge Intelligence to help ensure accountability for the integrity of your solution configuration and deployment.

Security

Deploy industry-leading built-in security that protects your data and your business. Edge applications are protected through a comprehensive security architecture anchored to a hardware root of trust and built-in Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Centralized administration

Use the management software to create all aspects of your edge stack configuration in a centralized place, including data models, data logic, destinations, and policies, to greatly simplify the deployment of these pieces at massive scale.

Scalability

Manage the lifecycle of an edge stack and associated workflows on thousands of Cisco network devices.

Operational health monitoring

Gain real-time visibility into the operational state of the Edge Intelligence agents and execute state of deployed policies.

Prominent features

Cisco Edge Intelligence is unique in that it is the only IoT solution that unlocks business value by simplifying the entire data flow from the edge of the network to multiple cloud environments. It is an integrated IoT edge stack managed through an intuitive user interface that helps ensure security and governance of IIoT data, either locally at the edge or in a multicloud environment. These major features and benefits are presented through four distinct steps: extract (the data from disparate sources), transform (the data by applying policies), govern (the data as to where and who gets access to it), and deliver (the data securely to its destination).

      Extract data from diverse, distributed devices: Edge Intelligence includes industry-standard connectors such as OPC UA, Modbus, and MQTT that allow the solution to ingest data from disparate sources. No coding is needed – data sources are configured via simple web-based UIs. Ingested data is converted to industry-standard formats such as JSON.

      Transform data at the edge: Perform microprocessing on data close to the source. Create scripts using an industry-standard language such as JavaScript that filter, compress, or analyze data. You can aggregate multiple data points from various sources to gain actionable insights into trends and patterns through real-time intelligent processing. Edge Intelligence developer tools are fully integrated with an industry-leading Integrated Development Environment (IDE) (Microsoft VS Code) for ease of development.

      Govern data at the edge: Create data access policies at the edge. Choose which data points (right down to the data attribute level) are sent to which destinations. For example, you can have all production data from assets go to an internal database for compliance reasons, and send environmental data to a real-time predictive maintenance application.

      Deliver data anywhere: Data can be delivered to applications either on premises or in the cloud. Use built-in connectors to share data with industry-leading cloud vendors, or choose industry-agnostic protocols such as MQTT.

      Monitor the ongoing operation of your IoT solution: Ongoing monitoring of the key components of Edge Intelligence helps ensure that any outages can be quickly diagnosed and fixed.

Platform support

Product family

Platforms supported

Cisco IOx versions supported

Cisco 800-level Industrial ISRs

809, 829

1.7

Cisco IR1101 Industrial ISR

IR1101

17.3

Cisco IC3000 Industrial Compute Gateway

IC3000

1.10.0

Licensing

Cisco Edge Intelligence is licensed as a subscription. Licenses are divided into two groups: base functionality and industry-specific device adapters. A base license defines the general set of agent capabilities available for the agent and is required for each Cisco network device that will run an Edge Intelligence agent. An additional industry-specific device adapter license may be purchased for each agent when industry-specific device connectivity is needed.

One base license must be purchased for each hardware device that will run the Cisco Edge Intelligence agent. Additional device adapter licenses may be purchased for specific industry use cases.

Product specifications

Feature

Essentials tier (EI-ESS)

Advantage tier (EI-ADV)

Industrial device adapters (EI-DA-I)

Southbound connectivity

Modbus TCP/serial

X

X

MQTT

X

X

OPC UA

X

Northbound connectivity

MQTT

X

X

Azure IoT

X

Features

Data ingestion

X

X

Data model editor

X

X

Raw data governance

X

X

Role-based access control

X

X

Audit trail

X

X

Health monitoring

X

X

Centralized management (SaaS)

X

X

Scripting engine

X

Dev tools/Microsoft VS Code plug-in

X

Hardware platforms

809 Industrial ISR

X

X

829 Industrial ISR

X

X

 

IR1101 Industrial ISR

X

 

 

IC3000 Industrial Compute Gateway

X

Ordering information

Cisco Edge Intelligence requires one Edge Intelligence tier license for each Cisco hardware device that will run an Edge Intelligence agent.

Each Cisco device that will run the Edge Intelligence agent must have a license for either Edge Intelligence Essentials or Advantage, depending on the base functionality required in the solution.

Part #

Product description (tiers)

EI-ESS

Edge Intelligence Essentials

EI-ADV

Edge Intelligence Advantage

Additional industry-specific capabilities for data extraction can be added, based on solution needs. One license must be ordered for each agent using the extended capabilities provided.

Part #

Product description (device adapters)

EI-DA-I

Edge Intelligence industrial adapters

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

Sustainability topic

Reference

Information on product material content laws and regulations

Materials

Information on electronic waste laws and regulations, including products, batteries, and packaging

WEEE compliance

Cisco makes the packaging data available for informational purposes only. It may not reflect the most current legal developments, and Cisco does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that it is complete, accurate, or up to date. This information is subject to change without notice.

Cisco Capital

Flexible payment solutions to help you achieve your objectives

Cisco Capital makes it easier to get the right technology to achieve your objectives, enable business transformation and help you stay competitive. We can help you reduce the total cost of ownership, conserve capital, and accelerate growth. In more than 100 countries, our flexible payment solutions can help you acquire hardware, software, services and complementary third-party equipment in easy, predictable payments. Learn more.

Learn more