"We're seeing great bandwidth savings, especially on software updates, which has made a big difference to our overall internet performance!"
Obinna Ndubueze, Technical Director, Ocean Marine Security, Nigeria
"With CACHEBOX, we no longer have the congestion and slowdowns that damaged the user experience previously"
Brian Higgins, Network Administrator, MY Anna Imperial Yacht, UK
"I can't compare CACHEBOX with my previous appliance as this one is immensely superior"
Malican Igua, Flood Plains Ltd, Papua New Guinea
"CACHEBOX was really easy to deploy and is already giving us some really good savings."
Massimiliano De Rosa, MSC Cruises, Italy
"We’re very pleased with the performance of the units. We’re able to use our CACHEBOXes to control content"
Juan Hernandez, IT Infrastructure Manager, Grupo Alcione, Mexico

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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