QNAP announced a new partnership with TappIn the other day to bring mobile file access and sharing to its TurboNAS line of NAS units. Read on for details.
TappIn is a service that allows you to access files on a PC or other device remotely over the internet, without having to load content to cloud storage services. QNAP is adding TappIn as a content partner for all customers running TurboNAS 3.6. Here is what was announced the other day:
Taipei, Taiwan – June 18, 2012 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced today a partnership with TappIn™, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GlobalSCAPE (NYSE MKT: GSB), a leading innovator of secure information exchange solutions for businesses and consumers. TappIn by GlobalSCAPE’s secure content mobility solution will be available to QNAP’s customers using the storage vendor’s popular NAS devices. TappIn provides a secure, integrated service for customers to receive on-the-go access to digital contents stored on a QNAP Turbo NAS device from any web-browser, tablet, or smartphone, including Apple iOS®, Google® Android™, Windows Phone 7®, and Kindle Fire. QNAP customers simply register for TappIn and begin accessing their contents on any Turbo NAS device via a TappIn web application or mobile apps.
According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), the volume of digital information may balloon from 2.7 zettabytes this year — the equivalent of filling 2.7 billion of Apple®Inc.’s priciest desktop iMacs to capacity — to 8 zettabytes by 2015. The explosion of digital content is paralleled by the proliferation of devices on which people can access it. As this market’s demand continues to increase, QNAP’s integration of TappIn by GlobalSCAPE into its NAS devices will provide a solution for its customers that allows comprehensive local storage, and enables simple and secure content mobility, helping QNAP to continue its trend as one of the top providers of NAS and unified storage devices in the industry.
“As mobility increasingly makes every facet of our lives available at the touch of a screen, QNAP customers are looking for solutions that not only allow them to securely store their data, but access it anytime, anywhere,” said Jérôme Jaussaud, product manager of QNAP. “By partnering with TappIn, QNAP can now offer its customers secure access to the digital content they store on our Turbo NAS devices from any remote computer or mobile device, without the hassle or expense of moving or syncing that content to the cloud.”
With TappIn by GlobalSCAPE, users can safely access data directly from most operating systems, platforms, and mobile devices. TappIn’s innovative secure cloud pathway eliminates the need to upload, sync, or pay for additional cloud storage. With the TappIn service, QNAP Turbo NAS customers can securely access and share files of any size with encryption to safeguard content.
TappIn free edition is available for 1 user account for thirty days, and additionally, the TappIn Standard Edition subscription will be available to QNAP customers for a special $17.99 price annually or a $1.50 monthly charge.
“QNAP has made it its mission to provide customers with the highest level of functionality and the widest array of options to meet a variety of storage needs,” said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn, Inc. “The integrated QNAP/TappIn offering empowers mobile users to easily and securely store and access digital content contained on QNAP Turbo NAS devices while adding little cost to their bottom line. This partnership highlights TappIn’s ability to bring our partners and their customers the secure, versatile access that today’s mobile world demands.”
TappIn by GlobalSCAPE is now available on all QNAP Turbo NAS units installed with NAS firmware version 3.6 onward.
For more information please visit: http://www.qnap.com.
This is a very interesting partnership. Being able to access data from the web portal is a real benefit to both QNAP TurboNAS devices and my Windows Home Server. There is a real need for this type of service.
We’ll keep you posted on any other QNAP developments.TappIn Website