Storage & NASQNAP Updates Turbo NAS Firmware to Version 3.5

QNAP Updates Turbo NAS Firmware to Version 3.5

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This release adds Mac OS X Lion compatibility and some other nice features.  Read on for details!

Who is QNAP you ask?

About QNAP System, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

QNAP makes SOHO and commercial NAS storage products and has been adding capabilities via firmware upgrades.  As per their news release, here are the new features in 3.5:

New & enhanced features of the V3.5 firmware include:

  • Mac OS X Lion support: supports file access and Time Machine backup;
  • Antivirus: scans the Turbo NAS manually or on recurring schedule and deletes or quarantines files infected by viruses, malware, Trojans, and other malicious threats;
  • LDAP client: supports joining in an LDAP server and allowing LDAP domain users to access the NAS;
  • Syslog server: supports collecting, parsing, analyzing, and storing system messages from various servers or network devices;
  • RADIUS server: provides RAIDIUS-client-enabled devices with centralized account management and authentication for network access;
  • ISCSI LUN backup with snapshot: supports backing up iSCSI LUNs to different storage locations, restoring back to The Turbo NAS, or creating a LUN snapshot and mapping it to an iSCSI target;
  • External drive encryption: blocks unauthorized access and protects external drives data by encrypting a disk volume or a specific partition;
  • Windows Live Messenger notifications: allows the administrator to instantly monitor the NAS status and receive instant notifications on warning and error alerts via Windows Live Messenger;
  • Service binding support: provides options to allow or block specific services from predefined network interfaces, including Wi-Fi;
  • TFTP server with PXE booting: provides an easy-to-use method for configuration management of network devices, and supports remote network booting of computers for system imaging or recovery;
  • Comprehensive Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) support: the RTRR feature is now available for all Turbo NAS models;
  • Upgraded MyCloudNAS Ver 1.1: provides QCloud Access Code for secure access control on publishing the NAS services. The administrator can also manually allow private services to up to 9 users;
  • Surveillance Station enhancement: over 50 IP cameras from AXIS, Cicso/Linksys, D-link, iPUX, LevelOne, TRENDNet, and VIVOTEK are now supported;
  • Enhanced Router Compatibility: 10 new routers from Apple, ASUS, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, and ZyXEL are newly compatible with auto router configuration.

Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
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