"The quality of support I get from ApplianSys is amongst the best. Their caching expertise and commitment to customers really shows"
Dale Pompey, IT Manager at Karib Cable Kelcom International, Trinidad and Tobago
"CACHEBOX is the only mid-size cache server in the market that actually works."
Heiko Rehmn, CEO, Pyramite-IT
"We're getting great bandwidth savings with CACHEBOX - 40% on average and we saw around 80% during a recent round of Apple updates."
Aqib Korai, Liptinfor, Niger
"Since we installed CACHEBOX, we don't need to send all requests straight to the core to get an answer."
Devin Pittman, Aldera Communications Inc, Canada
"Extra bandwidth has allowed us to add more services for our business, residential and emergency services customers"
Bob Ney, Support Engineer at Esplanade Wireless, 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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