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The TS-x63XU series, available in hot-swappable 4, 8, and 12-bay designs with single or redundant power supply options, are rackmount enterprise NAS devices powered by AMD’s G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor and dual channel 4GB DDR3LSO-DIMM RAM (upgradable to 16GB).
Aside from already having four GbE interfaces, each TS-x63XU model also includes a single 10 GbE NIC to help accelerate business-related operations such as virtualization and hi-res video production.
The TS-x63XU series supports storage features such SSD caching, tiered storage allocation, and block-based snapshots, and works with VMware, Citrix, MS Hyper-V virtualization solutions that use Windows, Linux, Unix, Android VMs, as well as Docker and LXC containers.
Running QNAP’s QTS OS, the TS-x63XU series supports a variety of apps available through the QTS App Center, including cross-devices file syncing with Qsync, QIoT for IoT app development, and...
Announced today, D-Link’s new DXS-1100-10TS expands upon the company’s family of 10 GbE smart managed switches.
Targeting small- and medium-sized businesses, the D-Link DXS-1100-10TS includes eight 10 GbE copper and two 10 GbE fiber SFP+ ports, and also features auto surveillance VLAN and auto voice VLAN support, loopback detection, cable diagnostics and bandwidth control. Security-wise, the switch includes static MAC, storm control and IGMP snooping functionality.
Port-level management for the DXS-1100-10TS is provided by the switch’s web user-interface.
The 10-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Switch (DXS-1100-10TS) is available now and is list priced for $1249.99.
Marvell signaled its entry into the arena for next-generation Wi-Fi with the announcement of its first 802.11ax products.
Marvell's 11ax portfolio includes two, four and eight stream devices. The 88W9068 is a 5 GHz only 8x8 for high-end access points and wireless routers. The 88W9064 is a dual-band 4x4 AP/router device for "mainstream" products. The dual-band 2x2 88W9064S moves down-market even further, targeting service provider and set-top boxes. No solution for mobile devices was announced.
All devices will also support 1024 QAM, off-channel spectrum scanning, dedicated in-service monitoring and precision location. Integrated Bluetooth will also be available for the dual band 88W9064 and 88W9064S SoCs.
Marvell is attempting to distance itself from its competitors by emphasizing support for both downlink and uplink MU-MIMO and OFDMA. All 11ax chipsets announced to date have claimed "support" for uplink MU-MIMO. But...
Ignition Design Labs today launched the Kickstarter campaign for its Portal Wi-Fi router that was previewed at CES 2016.
Portal is a QCA-based AC2350 / 2400 class router with working MU-MIMO. Its main claim to fame, however, is IDL's FastLanes™ technology that provides access to the 5 GHz Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channels originally reserved for radar systems.
Most routers don't provide access to these channels because they require constant monitoring for radar signals. If radar is detected, the router must change channel immediately and can't return to it for 30 minutes.
Portal doesn't have to wait 30 minutes because it uses a combination of hardware and cloud service to constantly scan for radar activity and change channel as needed. This opens up four additional 80...
At this week’s IFA conference in Berlin, Netgear introduced two new desktop NAS products, the ReadyNAS 626X and 526X. The new 6-bay models, designed for creatives and SMBs, run on Intel Xeon Quad Core processors and include two 10GBase-T Ethernet ports.
Specific features for the new ReadyNAS products include:
- Intel® Xeon® Server Processor D-1521 Quad Core 2.4GH
- 8GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
- 2x 1GBase-T ports
- For offices or branch offices of 40-120 employees
- Intel® Pentium® Server Processor D1508 Dual Core 2.2GHz
- 4GB DDR4 of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB)
- For small offices or branch offices of 20-80 employees
- Capacity up to 60TB (scales to 110TB with EDA500 expansion chassis)
- 2x 10GBase-T ports
- Link Aggregation IEEE 802.3ad, Layer 2, 3, 4
- Port Trunking, adaptive load balancing
- 3x USB 3.0...
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KRACK, a flaw in Wi-Fi security protocol WPA2, leaves traffic open to eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and malicious injection; US CERT advisory issued.
Report by Ars' Dan Goodin.
Official Website: https://www.krackattacks.com/
Attack is a nonce reuse attack on 4-way handshake
Attack does NOT allow the attacker to recover the Wi-Fi password
Attack DOES allow the attacker to intercept/decrypt/inject packets (i.e. perform a full MITM attack on a connected client)
Attack primarily leverages client-side vulnerabilities so patching the access point won't magically fix this (client side patches are...
Taipei, Taiwan, November 14, 2017 – QNAP® Systems (QNAP®) today launched the all-new QBoat Sunny, a small and powerful single-board Internet of Things (IoT) mini server for IoT developers. QBoat Sunny can connect to versatile IoT development boards, devices and applications, and be used as a server for small-scale/private IoT applications, or a fog computing node/gateway in large-scale/public IoT environments. [Full release]
D-Link’s COVR-C1203 is a three-piece AC1200 dual-band Wi-Fi system just added to the company’s COVR line-up of products. The MU-MIMO Wi-Fi system uses 2x3 antennas that gives up to 5000 sq. ft of coverage, per D-Link, while providing multi-user support needed to handle multiple concurrent connections.
Like its tri-band and powerline siblings, the COVR-C1203 provides mesh networking services including seamless roaming and smart steering, as well parental controls, app-based installation and management, and compatibility with other routers and gateways. Also, unlike its siblings, COVR-C1203 uses a lower profile design, an aesthetically pleasing build that also includes swappable color plates used to customize each unit to one’s personal taste.
D-Link’s 3-pack COVR-C1203 Wi-Fi system is available now and costs $249.
Aside from its $99 per year subscription plan, Amazon Prime added two monthly plans that will appeal to subscribers not in interested in the service’s alternative year-long commitment.
The $10.99 per month plan includes all the features that the yearly Amazon Prime plan offers, including free two-day shipping (one-day shipping in some areas), unlimited movies, TV shows and music streaming and ebook access.
The $8.99 per month plan, the real Netflix competitor between the two packages, will give subscribers unlimited access to movies and TV shows.
The two monthly plans’ short-term commitment may sound attractive to some, but as Nick Wingfield of the New...
The W4810 is the latest addition to Thecus’ Windows Storage Server (WSS) 2012 R2 Essentials NAS series. Built for the SMB market, the W4810 is equipped with an Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and runs Microsoft Windows Server.
The feature set is targeted to small and medium businesses and inludes cloud (Azure Backup, Office 365 and Cloud) and built-in functions (Storage Spaces, Data Deduplication and Active Directory).
Storage-wise, the W4810 includes a 60 GB SSD for the OS, and offers storage of up to 40 TB in a four-bay configuration.
Ports include dual 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports, 3 A type and 1 C type USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, SPDIF and DisplayPort.
Though pricing was not mentioned, the Thecus W4810 will be shipping in early October, 2016.
Qualcomm announced today their first 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets based on the 802.11ay-draft specification.
QCA64x8 series (QCA6438 and QCA6428) for fixed infrastructure and QCA64x1 series (QCA6431 and QCA6421) for mobile devices will provide 802.11ay connectivity. Qualcomm is working together with Facebook to use the chips in their Terragraph network.
They don't talk about the technical specifications. 802.11ay adds MIMO and OFDMA to 60GHz for example, it pretty comparable to 802.11ax but with channels of 2 GHz wide on 60 GHz. Real world speeds of 20 Gb/s should be reachable, which enables lossless wireless display transfers for example.
Mesh Wi-Fi pioneer eero today launched the second generation of its mesh Wi-Fi system and an optional subscription service.
The second generation eero replaces the first and looks just like the first on the outside, but it's completely redesigned inside. It's still a Qualcomm-based 802.11ac 2x2 design, but now with a second 5 GHz radio and more powerful quad-core processor. The third radio isn't dedicated to backhaul, but provides more connection options for both backhaul or client support. As with other tri-radio designs, the two are split between low (Channels 36-48) and high (Channels 149-165).
eero gen 2 still has a Bluetooth LE 4.2 radio for setup and two gigabit Ethernet ports. But the USB 2.0 port and power ports are replaced by a single USB-C port. Also included for you IoT fans is a 802.15.4 / Zigbee / Thread radio.
eero Beacon takes a page from NETGEAR's Orbi cost-down playbook as a wall-plugged node. There are...
Netscout’s ruggedized handheld LinkRunner G2 combines the features of a network tester with the flexibility of an Android device into one single package. It can test physical (copper and fiber) and wireless networking, check PoE , and run not only Android-based network testing apps from the Netscout app store, but can also use other apps to check email, update trouble tickets, and read documentation. The LinkRunner G2 also includes a camera, so images, as well as test data, can be forwarded to recipients and/or sent up to the SecureLinkLive cloud service for safe keeping.
LinkRunner G2’s Lithium ION battery can be charged either over PoE or AC adapter, and has a battery life of four hours under continuous use or three days while on standby.
The Netscout LinkRunner G2 is available online, either as an individual unit (~$2,560) or in bundled kits along with other...
Utilizing two Qualcomm QCA9984 NICs, QNAP’s new QWA-AC2600 dual-band dual-concurrent PCIe 2.0 x1 wireless adapter can be used in Linux PCs and QNAP NAS products to give workgroups a wireless bay station with direct access to NAS resources, or as a wireless access point. As a 4x4 MU-MIMO device, the QWA-AC2600 also supports simultaneous connections with maximum link rates of 2533 Mbps.
According to QNAP, in order to use the extended capabilities brought out by the NAS + QWA-AC2600 combination, customers need the QNAP provided WirelessAP Station app, while extended features like DHCP and NAT are enabled with the Network and Virtual Switch app.
Available now, a quick Google search shows the QNAP QWA-AC2600 Wireless Adapter costing between $159 to $168. We’ll update this post with official pricing once we hear back from QNAP.
Bullguard’s Dojo Intelligent IoT Vulnerability Scanner (DIS) is an app (Android and iOS) that runs security risk assessments and scores home environments that have smart home products like cameras, lights, smart locks, as well as computers and similar items.
In order for DIS to give the final network security score, the apps runs a discovery process, with the help of local and cloud-based detection engines, and identifies every connected device on the network, providing the consumer with a full list of connected items. Then, using the cloud-based Bullguard Dojo security risk assessment service, DIS presents the vulnerabilities found, as well as an overall score, where “10” is best.
For those that own Bullguard’s Dojo appliance (available separately), features found in the new assessment tool are also integrated into the appliance’s own Dojo app. Vulnerability scans can be run from the Dojo app, instead of the assessment tool, while...
Available in two styles, the Apollo and Apollo Pro Wi-Fi cameras include 10x digital zoom, high 3.5 dBi antenna, and night vision LEDs. Remote management and monitoring for the cameras are available via Amped Wireless’ IOS and Android compatible Apollo app.
Between the two models, differentiating features include the Apollo’s 80-degree view angle versus the Apollo Pro’s 110-degree angle. Also, the Pro version adds two-way voice communication.
Though the Amped Wireless Apollo Wi-Fi cameras include a free 30-day cloud recording trial, subscription plans for cloud-based storage service are available for event based recordings at $3 per month/$30 per year for 100 events and $6 per month/$60 per year for 500 events.
Pre-orders for the new Apollo cameras are made on the Amped Wireless website, and products will be shipped out in mid-October, while stores will start selling them shortly after. The...
The DS418play is a new addition to Synology's "Value" series positioned as a home multimedia center.
It runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager OS 6.1 and is powered by Intel’s Celeron J3355 2 GHz dual core processor (with burst up to 2.5 GHz), 2 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable to 6 GB), and supports two channels of H.265/H.264 4K transcoding. The 4-bay NAS supports 3.5” and 2.5” SATA HDDs, 2.5” SATA SSDs, and employs AES-256 encryption to protect data. Supported redundant disk types include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, and RAID 10, as well as Synology’s Hybrid RAID, basic and JBOD drive configurations.
Interfaces on DS418play include two GbE ports that are link aggregable and two USB 3.0 ports.
The DS418play's MSRP is $429.99 and it will be in stores shortly.
NETGEAR's R8000P Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Router is a redesign of NETGEAR's tri-radio router, adding MU-MIMO and improved storage performance.
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