"We have saved considerably on software: Even on ‘Microsoft Tuesday’, the network performed like a dream, a day on which – without CACHEBOX – everything would have ground to a halt. We don’t get any more tickets regarding network performance."
Keith Stoeber, Sioux Central CSD, USA
"The performance results have been astonishing. Our students now have much faster internet access, which makes my job so much easier!"
Ken Johnson, IT Director at Mercy High School, California
"The user interface is really intuitive"
Louis Webb, Nueces Canyon CISD
"CACHEBOX certainly helped with our bandwidth issues."
Jeronimo Oliva, The ABC International School, Vietnam
"CACHEBOX is running great. I pretty much don't have to touch the unit."
Nathan Schmidt, Spectrum Computer Services

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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