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QNAP Strengthens Secure Networking with pfSense

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Taipei, Taiwan, June 8, 2018 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. has collaborated with Netgate®, the world’s leading provider of open-source firewalls and security gateways, to announce a joint solution of implementing pfSense® software on QNAP NAS for strengthened secure networking. The pfSense virtual machine for QNAP NAS can be downloaded from https://www.qnap.com/solution/pfsense/en/.

pfSense software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD that delivers high-performance secure networking firewall, router and VPN solutions. It provides numerous security options that help safeguard QNAP NAS in a network environment, and enables fast and easy internal firewall deployment to secure NAS-based business applications and data from damage or theft.

“We are excited to offer pfSense secure networking capabilities for QNAP NAS users,” said Jamie Thompson, Netgate’s CEO. “The QNAP NAS solution equipped with Virtualization Station is really a ‘data center in a box’. Anything with that much application and data concentration should have strong security for business assurance – which makes pfSense a perfect fit for all QNAP NAS users.”

“The robust, feature-packed QNAP NAS is the ideal system for operating pfSense and taking network security to the next level,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, adding “Organizations can leverage the QNAP and pfSense joint solution to build a fully-featured intrusion prevention system for their mission-critical data and IT operations.”

Organizations can easily import the pfSense virtual machine into a QNAP NAS using Virtualization Station, a full virtualization solution for x86-based platforms with virtualization extensions (Intel® VT or AMD-V). Click here to learn more, download the pfSense virtual machine, or view a tutorial.

About Netgate

Netgate is dedicated to developing and providing secure networking solutions to businesses, government and educational institutions around the world. Netgate’s pfSense, one of world’s most trusted open-source firewalls, has an installed base of over one million firewall users. The company is extending its open-source leadership and expertise into high-performance secure networking firewall and router solutions – capable of delivering compelling value at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Learn more at www.netgate.com

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.