The Cisco 500 Series Content Engine is an edge delivery platform for branch office and regional office content delivery network deployments.
Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) Software, which runs on the Cisco 500 Series, and the Cisco 500 Series combine the benefits of caching and content delivery in an appliance that offers superior network integration, facilitating the deployment of diverse content services including:
- Content acceleration (transparent and proxy caching)
- Content filtering
- Point of sale and service Web kiosks
- File distribution
- Streaming media
Cisco content engines are an extension of Cisco IOS routers, and the compatibility helps to cost-effectively and transparently deploy content services without compromising the integrity of the network.