"We are now saving up to 40% of bandwidth. It's superb!"
Erik Mortensen, Network Administrator, Efterskolen Villads Villadssen, Greenland
"With CACHEBOX we make significant savings on our internet access, it's almost a third of what we were paying previously"
Patrick Kirk, Network Manager, Leeds City Council, UK
"We have seen the value of caching for ourselves and it is clear that even though we have plenty of bandwidth, CACHEBOX helps deliver great savings and a high performance network."
Helenio Sartori, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Switzerland
"We have not had to upgrade our Internet connection since CACHEBOX has helped us gain 25% of ‘free’ bandwidth. We’ve saved thousands of dollars per month at current internet prices."
Jeff Klancke, Harare International School, Zimbabwe
"ApplianSys were fantastic help in reviewing the various models and helping choose the best one to suit our needs."
Chris Zappe, Desert Academy, 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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