"Management is easy in so much that there is none for me to do. I just get the performance reports sent to me daily to check over ..."
Kai Hendricks, Innovative: Virgin Islands (SXM)
"We're seeing great bandwidth savings, especially on software updates, which has made a big difference to our overall internet performance!"
Obinna Ndubueze, Technical Director, Ocean Marine Security, Nigeria
"The user interface is great - really easy to use - and the documentation is some of the best I've seen"
Devin Pittman, Aldera Communications Inc, Canada
"Shortly after deploying CACHEBOX, we were saving over 30% of our bandwidth."
Bill Fordred, Radio Active Telecommunications, South Africa
"It has been a wonderful experience working with ApplianSys. I'm very happy with CACHEBOX's performance - especially with software updates and video content."
Hilton Woods, BigNet Wifi, Mexico

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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