Cisco CMX Cloud Connector is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product aimed to provide in-venue analytics which seamlessly integrates with the Cisco wireless infrastructure. This product provides secured guest-access solutions to visitors through custom portal. To list some of the features of Cisco CMX Cloud, it analyzes guest activity to provide better engagement, and track assets.
The Cisco CMX Cloud Connector comprises the following packages:
Cisco CMX Connect
provides a customizable, seamless, location-aware guest-captive portal that
on-boards customers with free Wi-Fi internet access.
Cisco CMX Presence
Analytics is a comprehensive analytics and engagement platform that detects the
presence of visitors through their mobile devices, using Cisco access points.
It eliminates the need for maps, thus enabling faster deployment, easy-to-use
and quicker insights.
Cisco CMX Presence Analytics provides customer insights to customer-facing enterprises like retail, hospitality, education, sports, and entertainment, healthcare, airport sectors, and so on. This caters to the needs of businesses with smaller sites and wireless deployments that are not designed for location accuracy.
The incoming connections from Mobility Service Engine (MSE) or CMX to WLC are restricted to four TCP/TLS connections. One outgoing HTTPS connection is used to connect WLC to CMX cloud, with the WLC acting as HTTPs client. The WLC uses the preinstalled GeoTrust CA certificate to authenticate CMX Cloud server.
In the WLC, when an HTTP proxy server is configured, it can send the NMSP data over this proxy server to the CMX Cloud as the fifth data consumer.
When multiple MSE or CMX devices are used, we recommend you to distribute the subscriptions for services like client measurements, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), RFID, and so on, across different NMSP connections.
As an example, four NMSP connections are distributed among the following services:
Client and Rogues
Halo Traffic Control
The NMSP protocol is used to export the following data from WLC to CMX server: