"We have been most impressed by ApplianSys service all round - very professional and attentive"
Kristiansand Kommune, Norway
"CACHEBOX is performing very well. We see aorund 50% bandwidth savings and this really helps us out!"
Alain Lefebvre, Nunasi Corporation, Canada
"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 make significant savings on our internet access, paying almost a third of what we previously paid."
Patrick Kirk, Network Manager, Leeds City Council, UK
"All in all, CACHEBOX has proven to be a great asset for our day-to-day network tasks!"
Juan Hernandez, IT Infrastructure Manager, Grupo Alcione, Mexico

Hardened Operating System for Security and Reliability

CACHEBOX’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 CFast 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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