QNAP QTS 5.0 Beta: New kernel for more security and data protection

    Build: QNAP

    With the QTS 5.0 operating system officially released today, the first beta version for your own NAS systems QNAP an upgrade in the Linux kernel, new security functions, support for WireGuard VPN and, according to the manufacturer, increased cache performance with NVMe SSDs and more.

    Focus on more safety and convenience in operation

    The innovations and improvements in the first beta of QNAP's QTS 5.0 should improve the management efficiency of the NAS systems in addition to increased performance. The Linux Kernel 5.10 is now used as the basis for the revised user interface, which is supposed to offer more intuitive navigation and a uniform design for greater convenience and has a central search function in the main menu.

    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta)
    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta) (Build: QNAP)

    In addition, QNAP names better security functions for the QTS 5.0 Beta, such as support for TLS 1.3, the possibility of automatically installing updates from the operating system and apps and secure access to the via SSH key for authentication IN THE.

    WireGuard VPN for a secure connection to the Internet

    In addition, the update for a secure connection to the Internet brings QVPN 2.0, in which WireGuard VPN is integrated. This is intended to offer users a clearer representation and operation for secure connections. Another plus point of the kernel upgrade and thus the QTS 5.0 Beta is, according to QNAP, an increased SSD performance if it is used as a cache drive. The manufacturer has also improved the DA Drive Analyzer, which uses cloud-based AI to determine the life expectancy of drives and then provides suggestions for the exchange strategy to prevent data loss.

    Secure data exchange via FTP

    According to QNAP, the QuFTP app has also been revised in QTS 5.0, with which the installed FTP server can, among other things, exchange data with clients via an encrypted connection via SSL / TLS in the future. Further new setting options include a restriction of the bandwidth or the transmission speed for individual users or groups.

    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta) - the new start screen
    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta) – the new start screen (Image: QNAP)
    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta)
    QNAP QTS 5.0 (Beta) (Build: QNAP)

    All information about innovations and optimizations the QTS 5.0 in beta has to offer, QNAP has made it available on an overview page. The previously compatible NAS models are also listed there. Interested users of a QNAP NAS download the current beta version. It also describes how the installation works.

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