2015-05-14

CacheGuard Products Overview

Focused on Web traffic

All CacheGuard products and services are focused on delivering secured and optimized Web contents to our clients. To achieve that goal we made CacheGuard OS which is our core product. Once installed on a virtual or hardware machine, CacheGuard OS turns it into a powerful Web Gateway Appliance. CacheGuard products help ensure your success in building robust and secure solutions to manage your Web traffic while you concentrate on your core business.

CacheGuard Products: CacheGuard OS
CacheGuard OS
CacheGuard Products: Web Gateway
Web Gateway
CacheGuard Products: Support
Support
CacheGuard Products: URL Blacklists
Blacklists

CacheGuard products overview

Why choose CacheGuard when there are other web gateways to choose from? The answer is simple. Most other companies sell their products separately, one for a firewall, one for an antivirus, one for caching, one for optimizing bandwidth… you get the picture. With CacheGuard, all of these products, and more, are included in one product.

Five reasons to choose CacheGuard

 

    • CacheGuard is Off-the-Shelf: benefit from sophisticated well-known Open Source technologies without the hassle and complexity of integration
    • CacheGuard is Virtualizable: virtualization definitely reduces your hardware costs. Because we propose an OS (Operating System) solution it can run in a VM (Virtual Machine).
    • CacheGuard is Trustworthy: because our solution is based on Open Source(1) technologies, you take advantage of source code transparency and reduce the risk of trusting closed technologies.
    • CacheGuard is Functional: our solution is wired to manage both Security and Optimization for Web traffic in a unique functional box. Implementing our solution in your network is transparent for end-users and applications.
    • CacheGuard is Adaptable: our software supports almost all x86/x64 based hardware solutions on the market. There is no need to depend on a unique hardware manufacturer to run our solution.

(1)The proprietary part of the source code is open but it remains non-free. See the CacheGuard License for further information.

CacheGuard OS

CacheGuard OS is our core product which transforms a virtual or hardware machine into a powerful Web Gateway Appliance. With CacheGuard you can activate or deactivate the functions as per your companies’ needs, learn about other functions you might not have known about before, and have one simple interface to control them all. This solution is much tidier and efficient than several hardware boxes stacked up on one another, with several web administrative interfaces to interact with and keep track of.

Satellite products and services

We can install CacheGuard OS on the hardware or virtual machine of your choice based on our recommended technical specifications in accordance to your needs and deliver you a prepackaged and ready to plugin solution.CacheGuard products are compatible with all major hardware machine manufacturers such as HP, Dell or IBM and visualization system providers such as VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V.

We also provide commercial blacklists to manage your URL guarding policy. Our lists contain thousands of Web site names and URLs. Regular expressions are also provided to manage your URL guarding policy more smartly.

Our support services include standard or premium support contracts, a technical forum, lots of detailed documentation and training sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I trust CacheGuard products?

CacheGuard is an Open Source technology based on well-known proven Open Source technologies such as Linux Kernel, Linux From Scratch, NetFilter/IPTables, IPRoute2, Apache, Squid, SquidGuard, ClamAV, ModSecurity, OpenSSL, NetSNMP, KeepAlived and Bash.

CacheGuard products price is so low. Why?

Everyone likes a good deal, but more importantly, we understand the difficulties presented to businesses in these financial times. And although we are not offering it for free for more than 5 end-users, we have considerably lowered the price to make it accessible to all small and medium businesses.

What do I need to get started with CacheGuard products?

You need either a simple hardware of your choice with enough memory and CPU to support your user base OR a virtual machine to install the CacheGuard OS. With our easy to follow installation guide, you will be up and running within minutes without interruption to your network.

Does the number of end-users need to be exact?

This is up to you and a bit on the honor system, but we configure the CacheGuard according to how many users you declare, and it will be optimized for this number. If the actual number exceeds the declared number by too much, it will only hurt your business by slowing your Web traffic, rather than optimizing it.

Why choose CacheGuard products over other security products on the market?

CacheGuard is an integrated solution. You do not need to pick and choose different appliances, and then need to take additional time to install and make them all communicate and work together. This has already been done for you in our easy to use product.

Do I need to use all of the CacheGuard features?

No, you can optimize what is important to you. If you are interested mainly in a firewall, web gateway antivirus and optimizing your bandwidth, you can configure the gateway for those modules. If you want to dedicate most of the appliance to be a proxy cache, you can do that too. But not to worry, the CacheGuard self-configures to optimize its efficiency in your network with your parameters.