"Our customers are already noticing the difference, especially during off peak hours"
Bob Ney, Support Engineer at Esplanade Wireless, USA
"We are very happy with numerous features offered by CACHEBOX, for example its reporting options and intuitive user interface."
Leerish Ramsurn, BBCWYSE Technology, Mauritius
"CACHEBOX is working beautifully. It's easy to work with and we're happy with it."
Carlos Ocasio, Tech Director, Friends Select School, USA
"As a technical engineer it has made my life a lot easier. I used to work with squid which is very time consuming. CACHEBOX makes everything so easy."
Khaled Aly, Miranet
"Shortly after deploying CACHEBOX, we were saving over 30% of our bandwidth."
Bill Fordred, Radio Active Telecommunications, South Africa

Smart Server Management

Product-illustration-server-managementAs well as managing CACHEBOX’s primary job – caching web content – you need to take care of the “housekeeping” – deploying, managing and maintaining the server in your network. CACHEBOX makes this easy too!

Working with CACHEBOX, you will immediately notice all the smart administrative features – logging, backup/restore, reporting, alerts and so on – which make it much easier than working with a general purpose server.

But you might not notice what’s happening in the background. CACHEBOX software self-manages, checking what is happening in the appliance environment, and responding to events – for example by automatically restarting on-box processes which stop unexpectedly. The result is a more robust cache service, with less need for server administrator intervention to keep things running smoothly.

Logging

  • CACHEBOX supports the automated logging of system-level messages (authentication, operating system, hardware and networking). These logs are for fault diagnosis; there is no need to review them routinely. CACHEBOX performs its own maintenance functions and remedies for temporary problems.
  • Cache log files can be scheduled to be automatically uploaded to an FTP server, windows file server or Linux/Unix/Apple server running Samba on a daily basis. This allows logs to be analysed off-box and centrally stored to meet data retention laws or auditing requirements.

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Reporting

  • CACHEBOX gives you comprehensive information on the appliance – status of disks, CPU, memory, I/O, services and so on – and on network latency and throughput.
  • Information is presented in clear dashboards and graphs with options to customise what is displayed and what time periods are reported
  • Reports can be exported as PDFs and can be scheduled/automated

Alerting

  • CACHEBOX can be configured to send alerts by email, SMS or SNMP to keep you up to date with events relating to hardware, system, service events or user authentication.

SNMP

  • CACHEBOX can be configured to allow Simple Network Monitoring Protocol (SNMP) requests, allowing you to monitor CACHEBOX status and performance or create alerts using network management software.

Backup/Restore

  • Configuration data can be backed up with a single click, then archived or sent to ApplianSys support to help with troubleshooting
  • Restoring previous backups can be performed with similar ease
  • Backups can be automated and stored on-box or off-box

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Upgrade

  • ApplianSys provides regular updates to add new features, improve performance and respond to new security flaws. These can be easily applied via the web interface.
  • When an update is applied, CACHEBOX retains a copy of the previous firmware. If, for any reason you want to switch back, you can do so easily.
  • Scheduled reboots can be used when upgrading firmware. You can download firmware updates during the working day and schedule them to be applied during off-peak hours to minimise any impact on your caching service.

Shared Management Support/Users

  • CACHEBOX is built to be administered by multiple users: The web admin system allows you to easily add new users, assign roles and delegate responsibility.
  • Users are authenticated either locally, or via RADIUS or LDAP.

Security

  • CACHEBOX’s web interface uses configurable certificates to protect itself from ‘eavesdroppers’, ensuring that only people you allow can access your network data.
  • It also lets you control which machines or networks can access the user interface.

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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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