30 Most Reputable Companies Of The Year 2018

Making Network Managers' Lives Easier: ApplianSys

thesiliconreview-mike-clark-ceo-appliansys-18ApplianSys is a UK-based server appliance specialist that designs, builds and markets a range of network appliances. Founded in 2000, the company is now having customers in 150 countries and a network of channel partners around the world.

ApplianSys looks at the critical network and security issues facing network managers and identifies where appliance solutions could make their lives easier. It then selects best of breed technologies and builds them into server appliances. And then, it aims to sell to and offer service to its customers in a way which also makes their lives easier.

Words from the Leader

“Our mission is to make IT managers’ lives easier and their Finance Directors happy, by building appliances that deliver on the appliance promise:

  • Making servers simpler to deploy and administer, more reliable, more secure
  • Reducing purchase costs, operating costs and management headaches

Not all appliances do this to the same extent. We aim to win business by building appliances that are better at doing this than our competitors. We create solutions that are ‘fit for purpose’ – avoiding pointless features and excessive specifications that salespeople like to sell, but end users won’t really use.”

Winning Business by Backing Products with Outstanding Service

The company reason that if products which make customers’ lives easier help us to win business, then the same will be true of service:

ApplianSys is not a box-shifter: ApplianSys provide solutions. It brings extensive experience to bear to make implementing a new appliance-based solution even easier for you. The company’s pool of outstanding technical expertise is available to benefit its customers in consultancy and in post-sales support. One will always have direct access to 2nd or 3rd line technical experts, as needed.

ApplianSys Takes A Flexible Attitude To Service And Support: Basically, ApplianSys try to give its customers what they want. Occasionally, customers would like features which are not currently in its products. The company has a track record of rapidly implementing these in upcoming releases.

We see selling as a service. We are focused on value: ApplianSys avoid overselling and help its customers to save money. It encourages one to communicate directly and openly with us – it wants to make the sales process easier.

ApplianSys Top-Tier Products


DNSBOX is a range of DDI appliances – with a variety of different models for different tasks – combining the benefits of enterprise-class DDI management software with the security, reliability, and ease-of-use of the appliance format.

DNSBOX customers come in all shapes and sizes: Global 100, governments/public sector, service providers and SMEs around the world use DNSBOX because it makes DDI much easier, saves money and means they have less to worry about.

Customers choose DNSBOX because, compared with alternatives, it is:

  • Simpler – saving time and money on deployment, training, and administration
  • Rock-solid – making DDI more secure, reliable and robust
  • More flexible – with options to better fit each user’s specific requirement
  • Comes with outstanding service – to make life easier
  • More affordable – saving on capex


The CACHEBOX range combines high performance caching of modern web traffic with the security, reliability, and ease-of-use of the appliance format to solve these problems.

With CACHEBOX you will:

  • Save bandwidth
  • Deliver a better internet experience
  • Be able to monitor and control web usage

CACHEBOX customers come in all shapes and sizes – so far in 150 countries around the world. They choose CACHEBOX because it delivers high performance caching with outstanding value for money.

CACHEBOX is the best value caching appliance solution because ApplianSys is focused on making network managers’ lives easier. As a result of its focus:

  • CACHEBOX caches clever – tuned for performance, caching “un-cacheable” content
  • ApplianSys build a better appliance – saving you more time & money and making life easier
  • ApplianSys back its products up with world-class service
  • CACHEBOX is affordable, sensibly priced

Because CACHEBOX customers come in all shapes and sizes, the CACHEBOX range is flexible, with lots of options. So it can fit a solution to the specific need.


EDUGATEBOX is an all-in-one network appliance designed to get schools online easily, safely and at best value.

With EDUGATEBOX, education authorities can roll out cost-effective classroom internet and e-Learning anywhere, however remote – and give their students the chance to leapfrog a digital generation, even where bandwidth is a problem.

EDUGATEBOX is designed to be:

  • Affordable –  A fit-for-purpose solution that matches education budgets
  • All-in-one – Integrates every network function needed to get students safely online
  • Simple – So simple it can just be plugged in at individual schools. What little configuration and management it needs can be carried out remotely, in bulk
  • Cost-effective – On-board caching and traffic shaping technology can make better use of expensive bandwidth so more budget can be saved or redirected from tech to teaching


“CACHEBOX works to maximize the bandwidth that schools get. So it's like getting extra bandwidth at no extra cost.”

- Alex Tin, Belmont Charter School, USA

“ApplianSys is 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

Greet the Bigwig

Mike Clark, Chief Executive Officer: Appointed CEO in 2001, Mike has an extensive general management background built over 30 years. He has worked in many industries, in both small and large companies, with significant exposure to all key business functions and in-depth experience in strategic marketing, sales, financial control, organizational and operational design, and IT systems implementation.

Previously he led two company turnarounds, as a consultant led major organizational restructuring projects in large companies including the transformation of BP in the early ‘90s and was Global Head of Business Development for APV, leading marketing in 40 countries.  His early career included a number of technical roles. Mike has an MBA from London Business School.

“At ApplianSys, we look at the challenges facing network managers and identify where an appliance solution could provide answers to their network, security and connectivity issues.”