QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced that its popular, QvPC technology supported Turbo NAS TS/SS-x53 Pro and TS-x51 lineup now support Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology, a feature now available for the Turbo NAS operating system - QTS 4.1.1. Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology fully utilizes the power of quad/dual-core Intel Celeron processors on the Turbo NAS to remarkably increase the efficiency in data encryption/decryption tasks, with overall NAS read speeds improving by over 50% (over 240MB/s for the TS/SS-x53 Pro, and more than 128MB/s for the TS-x51).
"The TS/SS-x53 Pro and TS-x51 series feature Full NAS accelerated-encryption technology which delivers secure data transmission without sacrificing performance, providing users, particularly business users, with a trustworthy private cloud solution," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the Qfix for Bash security patch v1.0.2 (hereafter referred to as "this Qfix") for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. This Qfix includes all fix as of QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and is suggested for all Turbo NAS users who have not updated to QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003.
This Qfix has fixed the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7186, and CVE-2014-7187), also known as "Shellshock," that can allow attackers to gain remote control over UNIX/Linux-based systems, and is now available for Turbo NAS running QTS 3.8.3, QTS 3.8.4, QTS 4.0.7, QTS 4.1.0, and QTS 4.1.1 from QNAP's official download site (http://www.qnap.com/download) for the following models (a system reboot is advised before applying this Qfix):
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new enterprise-class AS70R series devices, featuring high capacity rackmount network storage servers. The devices in the AS70R series are powered by Intel Core i3 3.5GHz dual-core processors (AS7009RD/AS7012RD) and Intel® Xeon E3 3.4GHz quad-core processors (AS7009RDX/AS7012RDX). All models are also compatible with the highest capacity hard disks on the market (6TB), enabling users to create substantial storage spaces of 54TB and 72TB respectively.
Furthermore, all models come with 4 gigabit Ethernet ports along with 2 expansion slots for 10GbE network or SAS cards. In addition to the built-in 4GB UDIMM DDR3 RAM (expandable to a maximum of 32GB) all devices also feature 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. ASUSTOR has also added a variety of output ports including HDMI and VGA, allowing IT administrators to more conveniently manage the system.
Thecus Technology Corporation is proud to introduce the latest software features of its new line of Windows Storage Server NAS.
Running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, these servers feature native data protection, remote access capability, enhanced cloud services with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure integration, and enhanced efficiency through data deduplication and streamlined server administration. The Windows Storage Server series runs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a fully independent solid state drive for faster performance and full storage expansion capability.
- Backups complete quickly and efficiently, and use less space on your server.
- Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured and managed from your WSS 2012 R2 Essentials server.
- Client computers can leverage a VPN connection to remotely join the WSS 2012 R2 Essentials environment without the need to come into the office.
QNAP, Inc. today upgraded its VMobile app for iOS to version 3.0 to enhance operational efficiency and user experience with the addition of a low-bandwidth mode and improved user interface.
With the greater use of mobile devices, being able to manage surveillance systems while on-the-go has become increasingly popular. However, the convenience of using these apps is usually compromised with a bad live-view experience caused by limited network speeds. "To solve this, VMobile 3.0 comes with a low-bandwidth mode to provide smooth video streaming while keeping the same real-time video monitoring,” said Mike Shaw, product manager of QNAP Security. VMobile 3.0 should be used with a VioStor NVR with QVR 5.0.2 or a Turbo NAS with Surveillance Station 5.0.2.
In order to combat recent bash vulnerability issues, Thecus today released a Bash patch for both Thecus OS5 and OS6 users. It is strongly recommended that all users update their NAS with this latest firmware.
The patch will fix the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability, also referred to as Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7187, and CVE-2014-71861), which allows unauthorized users access to remote Unix/Linux-based systems.
For ThecusOS 6, users can download the OS6 Bash offline patch V1.0. The patch is applicable for the following units:
- N2310, N4310
- N2520, N2560, N4520, N4560
- For ThecusOS 5 x64, users can update their firmware to v2.05.06 to apply the Bash patch. This firmware is applicable to the following units:
- N16000 series / N12000 series / N8900 series
- N10850 / N8850 / N6850
- N8810 series / N7710 series
- N8800PRO v2 / N7700 PRO v2
- N7510 / N5550 / N4800 series / N4510U series / N2800
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of Qvideo for Android, providing Turbo NAS users with a free remote management app for video archiving, streaming, sharing, and more.
Qvideo allows users to play and manage the video collection on their Turbo NAS from their Android devices at anytime. Users can choose from various connection methods that best suits their Internet environment to browse/search their videos via timeline, thumbnails, list and folders. Videos can also be neatly organized by category, tag, rating, or labels, making video archiving and searching easier and more efficient.
With Qvideo, users can stream & download videos for playback on their Android device and also directly upload videos taken by their device to a Turbo NAS. Qvideo makes video sharing easy and convenient by allowing users to create video links they can share via email, message, and social networks.
WD, a Western Digital company and world leader in storage solutions, is expanding its business-class NAS portfolio with the WD Sentinel DX4200 storage server. The WD Sentinel DX4200 is a complete solution using Windows Storage Server, designed to meet the demands of today's small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) by combining Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 workgroup operating system and the Intel Atom C2338 Dual Core CPU.
With up to 16 TB of capacity, the WD Sentinel DX4200 enables small businesses to expand their office storage by upgrading the drives as the demands of their businesses grow. The WD Sentinel DX4200 is an ideal backup solution and provides SMBs the advantages of on-premise centralized storage.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 for its Turbo NAS lineup with an official GNU Bash patch update. QNAP's security lab has verified QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 and confirmed it has fixed all currently known Bash security vulnerabilities. All users (including those who have installed QTS 4.1.1 Build 0927 and Qfix 1.0.1) are strongly advised to upgrade their Turbo NAS to this QTS version.
QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 has fixed the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7186, and CVE-2014-7187), also known as "Shellshock," that can allow attackers to gain remote control over UNIX/Linux-based systems. For users who wish to continue using QTS 3.8 to 4.0, QNAP will soon release a Qfix security patch.