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QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Beta

Today QNAP Systems Inc. released a new beta version of its operating system used on most of the company’s NAS devices, QTS 4.2. QNAP has revamped its User Interface and added many new features to QTS 4.2 to make the OS smoother, smarter, and more secure.

The new features in QTS 4.2 beta target both the home user and the business user. Aside from its revamped UI, QTS 4.2 updated its multimedia controls to include multi-zone controls (one device can stream media to different corners). Storage management has been optimized with SSD cache acceleration and comprehensive backup solutions. And 4.2 adds container virtualization allowing users to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on a QNAP NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry.

New apps and features include:

  • Revamped user interface with flat design: Incorporating a flat design, the redesigned QTS reduces loading times and elevates user experiences with a translucent login window, frameless media viewer, and new recycle bin.
  • Refined multimedia experience: QTS 4.2 empowers a QNAP NAS to be a multi-zone multimedia system that allows users to centrally control media streaming to different areas from a single device via HDMI, DLNA, Chromecast, Apple TV, Bluetooth and USB devices. The revamped Photo Station provides an excellent browsing experience with gallery and management modes, a handy control menu bar, and enhanced sharing mechanisms. Video Station now features online subtitle search. HD Station is now multilingual and supports multitasking with new apps including Skype, Libre Office and Plex Home Theater.
  • Optimized storage management and cloud backup: Storage Manager adds a handy snapshot tool for volume/LUN backup and restoration. Several enhancements are included to improve business efficiency and performance such as SSD cache acceleration, JBOD enclosure roaming and comprehensive cloud backup solutions and more.
  • Flexible hybrid approach to virtualization: QTS 4.2 introduces an industry-leading hybrid virtualization solution with Virtualization Station and Container Station. The upgraded Virtualization Station adopts software-defined networking concepts and brings greater benefits for flexible networking, cost efficiency and unlimited potential for wider application scenarios. The new Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing users to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on a QNAP NAS as well as downloading apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry.
  • Higher data security: Several security mechanisms are added to ensure data security including 2-step verification, shared folder encryption, instant notifications to mobile devices and VPN server with L2TP/IPsec support.
  • File Station adds remote connection: Users can now directly browse and transfer files between their QNAP NAS and public cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Yandex Disk and Amazon Cloud Drive; and mount shared folders from a remote NAS to a local NAS using FTP, CIFS/SMB and WebDAV. File Station now also supports Google Docs and Office files online preview and adds more sharing options to make file management flexible and easy.
  • Connect & view multiple NAS with myQNAPcloud: myQNAPcloud provides a new dashboard for users to centrally manage multiple NAS, preview files with Google Docs & Office Online, and upload files by drag-and-drop to increase work efficiency. File sharing over the cloud becomes more secure with myQNAPcloud ID control and by purchasing myQNAPcloud SSL certificates.
  • More apps and utilities bring productivity: Qsirch is a powerful full-text search tool that helps users to quickly find files on a QNAP NAS. Qsync adds a central configuration mode allowing users to directly manage user privileges, set up Qsync client configurations, and to apply custom/default settings to all devices at once from one device. More useful apps and utilities are available from the QTS App Center.

Availability

QTS 4.2 is available now for select QNAP NAS models. A complete list can be found through the link below

QNAP QTS 4.2 beta

http://www.storagereview.com/qnap_releases_qts_42_beta

QNAP introduces 2.5″ SSD NAS Models

QNAP Introduces High-Performance 2.5″ SSD
NAS models: TS-451S, TS-453S Pro and TS-853S Pro

Taipei, Taiwan, November 28, 2014 – Responding to the booming development of SSDs and the growing demands from users, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is optimized for high-density 2.5″ SSDs and features an Intel®Celeron® 2.41GHz processor. Meanwhile, QNAP’s powerful SS-x53 Pro series (SMB models that are optimized for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5″ SSDs) have been renamed the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) respectively to assist users in quickly recognizing different options in the same product category.

“Users can enjoy numerous benefits when using SSDs in a Turbo NAS, including a smaller physical size to host at least 4 SSDs, higher-density storage capacity, RAID 5 configuration for data protection, quieter system operations, a home theater multimedia experience with the HD Station, and the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the Turbo NAS to be used as a PC,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. The TS-x53S Pro series can also work silently and reliably with 2.5″ hard drives as well.

“The new SSD NAS series features an exclusive hardware design that allows users to easily upgrade their RAM to enjoy smoother multi-tasking operations, especially for heavy users who run lots of multimedia applications,” added Hsu.

Compared to the 3.5″-drive-designed TS-453 Pro, the TS-453S Pro provides a more affordable price, takes up half the physical space, and when exclusively using SSDs delivers 4,000+ IOPS (random read/write) at the equivalent total cost of a non-SSD NAS.

Availability

The TS-451S will be distributed to QNAP’s worldwide sales channels immediately and should be available for end users within a month. For more information please visit www.qnap.com.
About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

Media Contacts

marketing@qnap.com
Tel: +886-2-2641-2000

 

QNAP releases fixes for ShellShock and SSL3 vulnerabilities

QNAP Releases Qfix v1.0.2 to Fix Shellshock for Non-QTS 4.1.1 Build 1003 Users

Taipei, Taiwan, October 23, 2014 – 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.x, QTS 4.0.x, QTS 4.1.0, and QTS 4.1.1 from QNAP’s official download site (http://www.qnap.com/download) for the following models:

  • TS-EC880 Pro, TS-EC1080 Pro, TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, TS-EC2480U-RP
  • TS-879 Pro, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879U-RP/EC879U-RP, TS-1279U-RP/EC1279U-RP, TS-1679U-RP/EC1679U-RP, SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP, SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP
  • TS-470, TS-470 Pro, TS-670, TS-670 Pro, TS-870, TS-870 Pro
  • TS-1270U-RP, TS-870U-RP, TS-1269U-RP, TS-869U-RP, TS-269 Pro/269L, TS-469 Pro/469L, TS-469U-RP/SP, TS-569 Pro/569L, TS-669 Pro/669L, TS-869 Pro/869L
  • SS-453 Pro, SS-853 Pro, TS-253 Pro, TS-453 Pro, TS-653 Pro, TS-853 Pro
  • TS-251, TS-451, TS-651, TS-851
  • HS-210, HS-251, IS-400 Pro
  • TS-121, TS-221, TS-421, TS-421U
  • TS-120, TS-220, TS-420, TS-420U
  • TS-119/119P+/119P II, TS-219/219P/219P+/219P II, TS-419P/419P+/419P II, TS-419U/419U+/419U II
  • TS-259 Pro/259 Pro+, TS-459 Pro/459 Pro+/459 Pro II, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-559 Pro/559 Pro+/559 Pro II, TS-659 Pro/659 Pro+/659 Pro II, TS-859 Pro/859 Pro+, TS-859U/859U+
  • SS-439 Pro, SS-839 Pro, TS-239 Pro, TS-239H, TS-239 Pro II, TS-239 Pro II+, TS-439 Pro, TS-439 Pro II, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-439U RP/SP, TS-639 Pro
  • TS-110, TS-210, TS-410, TS-410U
  • TS-112/112P, TS-212/212P/212-E, TS-412, TS-412U
  • TS-509 Pro, TS-809 Pro, TS-809U-RP

This Qfix can be installed in the following steps:

  1. Select your model and download “Qfix for Bash security patch v1.0.2” from the QNAP website (http://www.qnap.com/download)
  2. Reboot your Turbo NAS before applying the Qfix.
  3. Go to “QTS> Control Panel> System Settings> Firmware Update> Firmware Update” to apply the Qfix

Users with further questions can contact QNAP Technical Support at: http://helpdesk.qnap.com

 

About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

Media Contacts

marketing@qnap.com

Tel: +886-2-2641-2000