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QNAP To Secure NAS Environments Using Netgate pfSense

Discussion in 'General NAS Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    QNAP NAS owners will soon be able to easily deploy pre-configured virtual appliances running Netgate's pfSense firewall services.

    The collaboration will combine QNAP’s own Virtualization Station virtual switching and Netgate’s open source-based intrusion prevention system, to provide a secure application environment on virtualization-ready x86 QNAP NASes. Future plans for the firewall solution will also address increased throughput, stronger encryption and improved manageability.

    The QNAP NAS/Netgate pfSense security solution was recently showcased at CES 2018. However, specific availability was not announced.
    Clark Griswald and Wutikorn like this.
  2. SickOfResetting

    SickOfResetting New Around Here

    Jan 11, 2018
    wonder if only higher end products will have it enabled or if it will be an across the board update :)
  3. Moogle Stiltzkin

    Moogle Stiltzkin Regular Contributor

    Dec 3, 2008
    so what about the existing firewall in qts? where you can limit login attempts or just flat out block certain ips based on rulesets. is that going to be replaced by pfsense own firewall mechanisms or something?
  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    As long as the x86 NAS can support 64-bit (pfSense 2.4 is 64 bit only), and going forward, pfSense 2.5 will require AES-NI, which some of the QNAP NAS units do not support.