"CACHEBOX works to maximise the bandwidth that schools get. So it's like getting extra bandwidth at no extra cost."
Alex Tin, Belmont Charter School, USA
"ApplianSys are very flexible, and are prepared to go the extra mile to help us..."
Philip Pearce, Strategic Technical Manager, E2BN, UK
"When we experienced some issues ApplianSys' support were responsive, friendly, knowledgeable and stayed with us until the problem was resolved."
Scott Ireland, Director of IT Infrastructure, Southwestern College, USA
"CACHEBOX was the best choice for us - pricing was very competitive, the range presented different price/performance options..."
Harare International School
"CACHEBOX just sits there and does its job - that's exactly what I was looking for in an appliance."
Louis Webb, Nueces Canyon CISD

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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