"CACHEBOX is 'set and forget'. It's a great, low-maintenance caching appliance"
Kelly Kantola, Carrington College, USA
"I chose to use a CACHEBOX because of its strong focus on web caching"
Gregory Eid, Managing Director at Teledata ICT, Ghana
"We couldn't live without CACHEBOX. It saved us bandwidth, the appliance is rock-solid and the support is phenomenal."
Louis Webb, Technology Director, Nueces Canyon CISD, USA
"CACHEBOX had been very efficient and has worked great. Thanks for a great product and a great service."
Andres Hernandez, Concordia Lutheran High School, USA
"CACHEBOX310 is a lot easier to manage than other, more expensive appliances"
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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