Hope this helps explain the CMX services regarding probing and associated wireless clients.
Cisco Mobility Services Engine (MSE)
Cisco Connect Mobile Experiences (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
The Cisco CMX Location application 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.
The Wi-Fi device does not need to have access to the wireless network to be located and tracked. However, once the device requests access to the wireless network, the Cisco CMX Connect application can provide a venue-specific, location-based mobile guest access.
The optional Cisco Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS) application protects the network from penetration attacks, rogue wireless devices, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to improve security and meet compliance objectives.
Cisco CMX is now available as a cloud based service with Wi-Fi and location analytics, optimizing your operations with lower equipment and maintenance costs that a cloud based subscription can provide.