"We knew caching was one of the best ways to differentiate from our competitors, we just needed a new, cost-effective, solution"
Gregory Eid, Managing Director at Teledata ICT, Ghana
"We have noticed up to 20% bandwidth savings with CACHEBOX, which saved us money, as it delayed the need to purchase additional bandwidth. We’ve added more services and can now cater for bandwidth intensive content including Facebook, significantly improving our customer experience. We can also handle the high data requirements of software updates, which is important to our business customers."
Adam Yon, SURE South Atlantic (C&W St Helena), Saint Helena
"CACHEBOX was the best choice for us - pricing was very competitive, the range presented different price/performance options..."
Harare International School
"Compared to other caching products we've used, CACHEBOX is worlds apart on performance, management and price"
Kai Hendricks, Innovative: Virgin Islands (SXM)
"We highly recommend CACHEBOX to others. We are averaging about 35%-40% for hits so it is really helping our network out."
Nate Dhamers, Director of Technology Services, Glenbard High School District #87

Hardened Operating System for Security and Reliability

Product-illustration-OSCACHEBOX’s security hardened Linux based operating system (OS) is a custom-built appliance ‘distribution’, developed by ApplianSys to maximise security and reliability. The OS has been stripped clean and locked down:

  • Programs, services and files found on a standard Linux distribution that are not required for a cache appliance are removed. This makes CACHEBOX more secure and boot faster than a standard Linux server.
  • A fully configurable firewall allows access to the appliance to be restricted, with tight control of which ports are open, blocking different applications
    • It also allows CACHEBOX to be deployed as a network gateway, automatically directing web traffic to Squid
    • It can act as a NAT (Network Address Translation) server if required
  • CACHEBOX uses solid state Compact Flash cards. The “Program Card” holds just the operating system and application software. The card itself is set as read-only, which makes it more secure in the event of unauthorised network access and avoids accidental damage from user errors.

The OS has a small footprint: once booted, it is retained in RAM, making it very fast.

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Because CACHEBOX is versatile and scalable, our customers around the world come in all shapes and sizes. ISPs, education authorities, blue-chip multi-nationals, public sector bodies, small businesses, shipping fleets and hotels get more out of their bandwidth with CACHEBOX.

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