"ApplianSys do exactly as you expect from them. Great follow up. Happy to be working with them. Technical is done properly and we are very satisfied."
Sherif Beshay, Beshay Steel, Egypt
"After 1 month with CACHEBOX in the network, performance improved by 30% to 40%."
Pablo Cede, IT Department Coordinator at LabVita, Venezuela
"Our internet satellite links are often slow and unreliable. CACHEBOX speeds up internet access drastically..."
David George, Deputy IT Section Manager, St Helena Government, Saint Helena
"The technical support has been very helpful, available and responsive..."
Josep Gregori, Network Manager, Edicions Bromera, Spain
"Your customer support really sets you apart from some of the others I have dealt with."
Weston George, Network Administrator, Monett School, USA

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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