Cisco unveils integrated architecture for mobile enterprises

Cisco has launched an architecture aimed at facilitating the deramnds of enterprise mobility as it impacts more organsiations. Called Cisco Motion, claims to integrate mobile devices, applications, security, and disparate networks, into a unified platform.

Cisco Motion is based on the Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine (MSE) which offers an open application programming interface (API) for consolidating and supporting mobility services across wireless and wired networks.

Cisco is releasing four software offerings for the MSE: Cisco Context-Aware Software; Cisco Adaptive Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (wIPS); Cisco Secure Client Manager; and Cisco Mobile Intelligent Roaming. The Cisco MSE and its software integrate with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network portfolio, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, and Cisco-compatible devices.

Solution partners that have integrated or plan to integrate with the MSE includes Nokia and Oracle, AeroScout, Agito Networks and Airetrak, along with industry-specific application providers like IntelliDOT and Johnson Controls (healthcare) and OATSystems (manufacturing).

̶0;IT departments must increasingly manage disparate networks - Wi-Fi, cellular, passive RFID, personal wireless, sensors, Ethernet - to handle a rising number of devices and more applications,̶1; says Brett Galloway, senior vice president of Cisco's Wireless and Security Technology Group. ̶0;To meet business mobility expectations, IT must manage ̵1;and secure - a range of devices, [and] integrate multiple networks.̶1;

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