"The way the appliance is designed is very convenient. The size is sensible and you can place it anywhere you want."
Khaled Aly, Miranet
"Shortly after deploying CACHEBOX, we were saving over 30% of our bandwidth."
Bill Fordred, Radio Active Telecommunications, South Africa
"CACHEBOX has demonstrated that we can deliver superior speeds to our customers - really good product for any ISP"
Manpreet Singh, Head of IT, Manpreet Singh, Nigeria
"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
""During Apple's iOS 6 release 33% of our traffic was going to apple.com, but 75% of that was being served from cache!""
Eli Vaughan, Networks Administrator, Medicine Park, 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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