"Our bandwidth problems have been practically eliminated. Monitoring & customization is a snap with the web interface."
Desert Academy, Santa Fe, USA
"You are the only vendor that takes the time to look at our appliances for us and it really goes a long way."
Mike Caruso, Orland Park Consolidated High School District 230, USA
"Other DNS vendors were either too expensive or inappropriate. We wanted an appliance that was easy to use and that’s what we got with DNSBOX."
Paul Schuur, Senior Consultant, Qwise BV, Netherlands
"Regardless of how much bandwidth you have, CACHEBOX is an excellent product that all schools could benefit from."
Roger Warne, Technology Coordinator, Atlantic Community School District, USA
"Not only does the internet feel faster, but CACHEBOX allowed me to better understand our network traffic"
Cody Ridennoure, Rocky Ford School District R 2, USA

Easy DNS & DHCP

Administering DNS and DHCP is a vital but potentially time-consuming process in providing secure and reliable internet access in schools. By integrating this essential function EDUGATEBOX has made things quick and easy for schools, enabling effective control and protection of all users and their devices.

Handle DNS queries locally

Relying on off-site DNS (Domain Name Service) services has many, potentially serious disadvantages:

  • Answers to queries take longer without a local DNS cache (also known as a recursive resolver), introducing web latency that slows down access to online content – especially on the VSAT connections commonly used in remote locations
  • Free DNS services, such as OpenDNS or Google DNS, limit the maximum number of queries, leaving schools without service if they go over their allowance
  • DNS is vulnerable to security threats and though new security threats are routinely reported, free DNS services cannot verify spoofed responses
  • Service is unsupported – if any issues occur, schools won’t be able to solve them

Having a DNS cache integrated within EDUGATEBOX not only saves money compared to a dedicated solution, it provides:

  • Uncomplicated administration of a complex issue
  • High visibility of useful DNS data
  • Essential control, enabling website filtering and enforcing DNS blacklists
  • Enhanced security that protects against intrusion and attacks
  • Instant relief from latency issues
  • Robust architecture with in-built redundancy

DHCP for easy multi-device connection

Every device on a network needs a unique IP address in order to access the internet. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) automates the assigning of IP addresses, removing the need for manual preconfiguration of each and every device.

By incorporating DHCP, EDUGATEBOX provides simple management of multiple users and multiple devices on a wireless network. This makes it very easy for schools to run various e-learning schemes, such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), fully enabling 1:1 learning in the classroom. Schools can also easily provide controlled access for off-site visitors.

  • Requires no in-depth configuration expertise
  • Simplifies day-to-day administration
  • Sidesteps a very time-consuming & error-likely process
  • Provides immediate visibility and control of IP usage enabling effective planning
  • Delivers a high level of network resilience and availability


Modular Design

EDUGATEBOX has been specifically designed to allow its integrated functions to be switched-off independently. This enables schools to easily add dedicated appliances for future services as their needs evolve and become more complicated.

Next: Protect students from inappropriate content >

EDUGATEBOX makes it easy to get classrooms online...

How can we make your visit easier?


Give us a few details about your requirement and we'll make your life easier by serving the most relevant information.

 
I prefer to read...
GO