"I benefit greatly on dispersing Windows updates, Apple Updates, and widely used YouTube content."
Brian Bridges, Darby School District, USA
"CACHEBOX performs very well with Apple Updates. We've seen a great improvement, even in iTunes - it downloads much faster."
Chris Premeji, OPQNET, Botswana
"The manual seems to be quite comprehensive and the bridge configuration is quite simple to configure."
Samuel Penning, Lincoln Land Community College
"Every aspect of our web-based traffic has improved significantly. The end-user experience is now much better than before..."
Harare International School
"We couldn't live without CACHEBOX! It saved us bandwidth, the product is rock-solid and the support is phenomenal."
Louis Webb, Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District, USA

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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