Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect

Next-generation application optimization that turbo charges the Cisco Intelligent WAN by bringing Akamai Connect into the branch office router

Akamai Connect is a fully integrated solution from Cisco and Akamai that provides next-generation optimization by combining best-in-class WAN optimization and intelligent caching directly into the Cisco Integrated Services Router – Application Experience (ISR-AX) at the branch. Akamai Connect effectively extends the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ directly into the branch to deliver new, high-quality application experiences with minimal bandwidth impact, regardless of device, connectivity or public/private cloud architectures. Learn more at »

Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect Key Benefits

  • Help drive in-branch revenue growth with new and improved connected digital experiences for customers and employees. By caching and pre-positioning content, businesses can deliver superior performance across applications including: Point of Commerce, on-demand training, product demonstrations, eCatalogs, social media, and guest wi-fi
  • Increase customer engagement inside the branch by extending today’s web experiences with rich media applications. Businesses can deliver LAN-like performance on any device for the widest range of web applications and content
  • Maintain application performance even during peak usage by accelerating applications and pre-positioning business relevant content during non-peak hours to minimize network impact
  • Provide simple management at lowest cost by essentially “marrying” the Cisco branch infrastructure and the Akamai Intelligent Platform, allowing rich applications to be delivered over existing thin pipes