"CACHEBOX310 is a lot easier to manage than other, more expensive appliances"
Eli Vaughan, Networks Administrator, Medicine Park, USA
"ApplianSys maximizes ROI. We are fully satisfied with our CACHEBOX and DNSBOX solution"
Kamal Essalai, CEO, West Africa Telecom (AirLink sarl), Liberia
"Our CACHEBOX has been online for two weeks but, even in that short space of time, the difference has been dramatic"
Bob Ney, Support Engineer at Esplanade Wireless, USA
"CACHEBOX relieves some of the stress on our network and does a good job, especially when it comes to savings on software updates."
Jerin Kliewer, Internet 3.14, USA
"The way the appliance is designed is very convenient. The size is sensible and you can place it anywhere you want."
Khaled Aly, Miranet

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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