"CACHEBOX was easy to configure with our existing Mikrotik router, and we were very pleased with the support from ApplianSys’ engineers"
Victor Hugo, Network Administrator, EMAX, Peru
"At peak times we used to experience poor network performance. With CACHEBOX we now have a nice gradual slope to and from our peak"
Eli Vaughan, Networks Administrator, Medicine Park, USA
"...in the last 60 mins of operation, 66.5% of request has been served by the CACHEBOX, which represent a 66.5% savings."
Austin Uwudia, CTO, Swift Talk Limited, Nigeria
"I chose to use a CACHEBOX because of its strong focus on web caching"
Gregory Eid, Managing Director at Teledata ICT, Ghana
"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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