"Since rolling CACHEBOX out, we have had no negative feedback from the teachers at all, no complaints about the speed or filtering..."
Philip Pearce, Strategic Technical Manager, E2BN, UK
"CACHEBOX is 'set and forget'. It's a great, low-maintenance caching appliance"
Kelly Kantola, Carrington College, USA
"I'm impressed with the support I've received. Extremely helpful, always prompt answering the phone and providing (the best) support."
Andres Hernandez, Concordia Lutheran High School, USA
"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
"I would recommend CACHEBOX to every school which faces bandwidth and internet speed issues in the classrooms. It definitely makes my life easier by saving a lot of bandwidth."
Jacob Webb, IT Director, Jasper R5 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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