"Schools in rural areas can really struggle to get the 21st century bandwidth that urban schools have. CACHEBOX helps delivers this and I think every school needs one!"
Jess Pizana, Regina School System/Iowa City, USA
"CACHEBOX is running great. I pretty much don't have to touch the unit."
Nathan Schmidt, Spectrum Computer Services
"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"ApplianSys didn't try to re-invent the wheel just for the sake of it. They accepted our findings and looked for ways to refine it..."
Philip Pearce, Strategic Technical Manager, E2BN, UK
"The scheduled reporting is very good - I like that I can arrange it to be sent to me every morning so that I can have a look at it as soon as I get into the office"
Damon Rapp Director Of Technology, Claremont Unified School District

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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