CacheGuard Products Overview
At the heart of all CacheGuard products you can find CacheGuard-OS. Once installed on a machine, CacheGuard-OS transforms that machine into a powerful and easy to handle UTM (Unified Threat Management) within minutes. CacheGuard Cloud allows you to have instantly access to a VPN and filtering Proxy as a service in the cloud. CacheGuard products help ensure your success in building robust and secure solutions to manage your online security while you concentrate on your core business.
Installing CacheGuard-OS on your machine is pretty easy and you can do it by yourself within minutes. All you need to do is to download CacheGuard-OS installation CDROM, boot the target machine on it and follow instructions. However, if you prefer to have a ready to plug and tuned appliance, we can install CacheGuard-OS on a Hardware or Virtual machine in accordance to your needs and our technical recommendations and deliver you a prepackaged and ready to plug Virtual or Hardware appliance. CacheGuard products are compatible with all major hardware manufacturers such as HP, Dell and IBM and hypervisors system such as VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V.
You have also the possibility to opt for CacheGuard Cloud. With CacheGuard Cloud you have your own dedicated CacheGuard appliance in a private cloud without any installation. With this offer your CacheGuard will be available as a cloud service that you can configure to match your security policies.
Our basic support is available through a free of charge service called CacheGuard Help. If you need a higher SLA in terms of support, you can opt for a commercial Support Contracts. We also provide detailed technical documentations online and offline to help ensure your success with CacheGuard.
Frequently Asked Questions
You need either a Hardware or Virtual Machine of your choice with enough resources to support your user base and CacheGuard-OS. You can also ask for a quote to purchase a ready to use Virtual (CacheGuard-VE) or Hardware (CacheGuard-HW) appliance. With our easy to follow installation guide, you will be up and running within minutes without interruption to your networks.
This is up to you and a bit on the honor system, but CacheGuard Products are tuned during the installation process according to how many users you declare, and it will be optimized for this number. If the actual users number exceeds the declared number by too much, it will only hurt your activities by slowing your network traffic, rather than securing and optimizing it.
No, you can optimize what is important to you. If you are interested mainly in a Firewall, Gateway Antivirus, you can configure CacheGuard Products for those functions. If you want to dedicate most of CacheGuard to be a Proxy Cache, you can do that too. But not to worry, CacheGuard self-configures to optimize its efficiency in your networks with your parameters.
Why choose CacheGuard while there are multiple other solutions to choose from? Below you will find 5 good reasons to prefer CacheGuard.
With CacheGuard you do not need to deal with complex and time consuming integration works. Implementing and Configuring CacheGuard is easy and quick even if you are not a network and security expert. How that’s possible? Because we spent more than 3 000 days to develop an integrated appliance that put complexities under the hood. With CacheGuard, all you have to do is to turn on the keys. CacheGuard products integrate multiple Security and Optimization functions that you can activate or deactivate as per your needs using one simple interface (CLI or Web GUI).
If you were a large business with hundreds of specialists working in your IT department, you would probably have the budget to purchase tens of powerful devices, each dedicated to a function. But what about an SME that can’t invest all its money in its IT department while securing its business remain vital? That’s why CacheGuard is porposed at a fair price. How that’s possible? Because we are also an SME and we know how limiting useless expenditures is crucial.
All CacheGuard features are packaged in an Operating System called CacheGuard-OS that you can install on the Virtual or Hardware Machine of your choice. CacheGuard supports almost all x86/x64 based hardware and hypervisors in the market. But why an OS and not just an application to install on an existing server? Because CacheGuard is by design a network appliance and for security reasons it should be implemented on a dedicated machine.
CacheGuard is an SaaS (Software as a Service). Our business model allows you to subscribe to a monthly/yearly plan that you can cancel at any time without any extra costs. Our prices are based on the number of your end-users and the support level that you need for your business. The subsciption process is straitforward: you first implement CacheGuard in trial mode free of charge, and then if you like it, you can subscribe to a plan by following clear instructions.
Because CacheGuard is based on well-known Open Source security technologies and Open Source development made by us, you take advantage of source code transparency and reduce the risk of trusting opaque and closed technologies.