QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of QTS 4.1.1, the new Turbo NAS firmware that features full NAS encryption by volume-based technology to greatly ensure data security in response to increasing cloud security challenges. As the fear of private data being leaked over the Internet is now a prime security concern, the protection provided by Network Attached Storage (NAS) has received great attention, especially for confidential business files and private photos/videos that require high security. However, the shared-folder-level encryption found in traditional NAS does not allow users to encrypt photos, music and videos stored in default shared folders, and therefore can lead to data being easily accessible if the NAS is stolen.
“QTS 4.1.1 ensures the security of data by including full volume encryption that can encrypt photos, music, videos, and documents in every shared folder of the Turbo NAS,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP strives to develop the most secure and convenient storage solution and by providing full volume encryption, we can ensure total data security. We strongly recommend that our users use full volume encryption to ensure that their data is completely protected.”
For business users, QNAP provides a unified storage solution with both security and functionality. Even if the Turbo NAS is encrypted, all the files can still be accessible via Windows SMB/CIFS, iSCSI, and NFS protocols. In contrast, some NAS brands only allow users to encrypt newly created shared folders, and thus they will not be able to access these shared folders via NFS protocol, resulting in great inconvenience. With full NAS encryption, QNAP offers Turbo NAS users 100% security and a convenient private cloud storage solution.