|QNAP TS-879U-RP NAS Network Storage Rack Server|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Bruce Normann|
|Wednesday, 08 February 2012|
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QNAP v3.5 New Software Features-Business
LDAP protocol support
Works with LDAP-based services - QNAP's LDAP protocol support allows the Turbo NAS to be added to LDAP-based directory services, such as OpenLDAP. As a result, the IT administrator no longer needs to create and manage the same user account on each server within the network. Instead, users are authenticated centrally by the LDAP server, and can use the same LDAP account name and password to access any Turbo NAS that has been added the LDAP server, largely reducing IT deployment time and increasing business productivity.
Benefits of QNAP LDAP Directory Service:
A RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) server provides centralized authentication and authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service. It is often used by ISPs and enterprises to manage access to the Internet or internal networks, wireless networks, and integrated e-mail services. The new RADIUS server support allows the Turbo NAS to provide the features that only a dedicated RADIUS server used to.
Benefits of QNAP RAIDUS server:
By collecting and storing logs of other network devices in the Turbo NAS with QNAP's Syslog server support, the IT administrator can easily monitor the status of these devices, and further troubleshoot when necessary. In addition, advanced filters and e-mail notifications are provided to help quickly identify failures or security threats.
Benefits of QNAP Syslog server:
Integrated anti-virus solution
Protects data in mixed environments - Typically, all users within the businesses have installed proper real-time desktop antivirus software. However, when the virus evolutes beyond prediction and users' unintentional attempts to connect to dangerous Internet sites are difficult to avoid, having a back-stop antivirus solution on the NAS server that provides cross-platform file sharing is essential.
Smart detection - Based on the open source ClamAV antivirus toolkit, the integrated antivirus solution for the Turbo NAS ensures business continuity by offering detection against the latest viruses, malware, worms, and Trojan horses with continuous free virus database updates.
You can see that v3.5 was a major release in terms of new functionality. QNAP offers a huge selection of FAQs and how-to guides on their website that go into much more detail. It's one of the most informative sites I've seen, in any industry. They not only show what each feature does, they show you how to do it, with screen shots and real-world examples. As I said in the beginning of this section, QNAP clearly wants to stay on top, as the market leader in this segment. The high level of support that they offer for each user and each product is another example of how they intend to do that.