As an alternative to expensive proprietary servers, check out the Tsunami CPX series of web-caching server appliances developed for schools and small offices by Swell Technology. Based on the open-source Linux operating system, the CPX series offers affordable, easy-to-use, high-performing web-caching products, the company says.

The Tsunami CPX 1000, geared toward schools, can handle two to three T1 lines. Caching servers save bandwidth and increase internet speed by saving a copy of previously visited web sites, so the next time the site is visited, it is reloaded from the local server.

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