"We are very happy with numerous features offered by CACHEBOX, for example its reporting options and intuitive user interface."
Leerish Ramsurn, BBCWYSE Technology, Mauritius
"I need CACHEBOX as part of my infrastructure, and the support system you have is invaluable"
Nyesco Okpako, Managing Director, Cre8Hub, Tanzania
"CACHEBOX's embedded robust and excellent caching features are a huge asset to us"
Jeremy Roberts, IT section manager, Saint Helena Government, Saint Helena
"Bandwidth is extremely important for us, we have such a small pipeline and CACHEBOX has made our lives easier"
Jeremy Roberts, IT section manager, Saint Helena Government, Saint Helena
"We’ve seen 20-30% bandwidth savings – we can now expand the network and add new sites"
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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