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CACHEBOX graduates to HTTPS in Bangladesh

April 13, 2022
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ApplianSys is pleased to announce that long-time CACHEBOX user, the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh has upgraded to guarantee fast access to even more educational content, including HTTPS, without increasing bandwidth.

AUW first deployed CACHEBOX in 2011 to enable lecturers to use video over the internet as a key learning tool in the classroom. Facing insufficient bandwidth and constantly changing content distribution networks that were difficult to manage, the IT department found CACHEBOX the ideal solution. By serving in-demand content from local cache, the congestion students experienced was eliminated.

Now, with more content providers choosing to secure their content with HTTPS protocol, the university has upgraded to a larger CACHEBOX310 unit that delivers much higher throughput. With even more secure traffic handled locally, AUW’s lecturers can continue to include the material they choose, without impacting the e-learning experience.

“In education and enterprise networks where administrators have control of specific content, or the devices used to access that content, secure and safe interception and caching of HTTPS traffic is possible with an advanced cache,” explains ApplianSys Business Development Director Dave Gravell.

“An advanced cache will know which objects it should store and re-use, and which data relates to the individual user only and must pass through without being cached,” says Dave. “As more educational platforms and e-learning providers turn to HTTPS delivery, standard caches do not have the intelligent technology to process them.”

Because CACHEBOX acts as a trusted intermediary in AUW’s internal network it can be configured to intercept and store objects from HTTPS web browsing and, by adhering to HTTP/S caching standards, it will only cache what it is supposed to.

“In educational settings, this translates into big bandwidth savings for users,” continues Dave, “allowing them to use previously ‘uncacheable’ content at speeds much faster than their existing bandwidth would allow.”

Last year, the top 10th percentile of CACHEBOX education customers enjoyed more than 75% Byte Hit Ratio (BHR). Typically, these customers are on the latest firmware and have taken advantage of the performance improvement opportunities offered by HTTPS caching and the standard ApplianSys support contracts.

Asian University for Women (www.asian-university.org) is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It opened in 2008 with the aim of providing a new generation of ethical leaders in Asia, with a world-class education.