Integrated Network Connectivity and Disk Mgmt
SecureF1rst NASS supports sharing of data across multiple heterogeneous network devices enabling seamless data sharing and management which OEMs/ODMs can offer in a comprehensive storage solution. SecureF1rst NASS-enabled OEM devices have the ability to provide innovative storage services with advanced, yet easy-to-use authentication, access control and encryption security for end-users. SecureF1rst NASS turnkey solutions sport a dynamic user interface based on Web 2.0 technologies that allows for browsing files and folders in an intuitive manner. It pulls together sophisticated media storage and flexible sharing capabilities that let end-users enjoy seamless and secure connectivity. SecureF1rst NASS has options to manage multiple storage media, both built-in and external, with varied bus interfaces including IDE, Compact Flash, SATA, e-SATA and USB, and different storage types such as hard-disks and flash disks.
UPnP AV & DLNA Media Devices
SecureF1rst NASS supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standards for a “zero configuration” setup of the device as a media server or controller to allow one-touch media sharing and management. SecureF1rst NASS supports all popular media file types with features such as playing, pausing, stopping and controlling volume of media on a player, from the central media controller integrated in the GUI. Not only this, SecureF1rst NASS also supports creation of centralized playlists to save media playlists from media on different network devices and playing them together on different media renderers, when desired.
SecureF1rst NASS includes some innovative disk management features. It supports assigning disk and partition quotas to individual users and groups to meet security requirements and availability of space for efficient management of resources. It also supports all popular file-system format types including ext2, ext3, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS, so it can easily adapt to and share disks that may have been used as direct-attached storage with various host OSes (such as Windows®, MacOS, Linux, UNIX etc) without needing to reformat or initialize it for use as a NAS disk. It also includes an option to backup a shared disk’s selected content in the cloud using services such as Amazon S3 and other popular online services that can be enabled with dynamic applications. Automatic backups on other local area network storage devices or on direct-attached storage can also be enabled. SecureF1rst NASS is unique in its support for preserving the information related to shared folder status, disk attributes and access rights, even if a disk is removed, used on a host and then re-attached, making it easier for users to use external disks across devices without losing such metadata.
User Based Access Control
SecureF1rst NASS delivers the capability to provide disk, partition and files/folder access based on user credentials supplied, and lets administrators define rights for different users and groups. Access rights such as read/write permissions and access to files and folders define the view of the attached storage disk for different users along with enabling them to perform the actions based on their access permissions.
Another key feature of SecureF1rst NASS is its built-in download manager functionality that helps users download content from the Internet using URLs for torrents, HTTP and FTP downloads and other links. It enables download of files from the Internet to a chosen location on the attached storage or elsewhere on the network immediately or per a predefined schedule without depending on individual networked PCs to be powered on to manage the download. The download manager lets users pause and resume individual download sessions, retry connections when network connectivity is lost and manage downloads from a GUI that displays the detailed status and allows easy editing of download parameters.
Extensive Support for Transport Protocols
SecureF1rst NASS supports numerous file transfer protocols including Common Internet File System (CIFS, also known as “SMB” Server Message Block or Windows printer/file sharing for Windows users), Network File System (NFS, for Linux/UNIX system users), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP/HTTPS, browser based file access) and Apple File System (AFS, for Mac users). This enables SecureF1rst NAS-powered devices to be accessible from any operating system on the network and using its native transport protocols.
SecureF1rst NASS optionally integrates with a variety of network authentication protocols to offer a protected environment to users when accessing network storage disks with their user credentials. Authentication protocols such as LDAP, Kerberos, Active Directory, RADIUS and NT based domain authentication are available for integration with SecureF1rst NAS for safe and secure authentication in SOHO or business networks, while simplified local user credential management allows for security of data in home area networks. SecureF1rst NASS also supports Windows domain and workgroup membership for making its disks accessible from Windows operating systems.
Features & Benefits
Innovative feature-set for home and business network attached storage.
Seamless, standards-based media sharing through UPnP A/V and DLNA.
Flexible network storage add-on applications using the built-in OSGI framework.
Easy-to-use intuitive graphical user interface for standard users, with a CLI available for advanced users.
Full media controller (DMC) functionality via device management GUI (web-based, and adaptable to other display devices and web-apps on mobile platforms) for controlling the streaming of media from various networked media servers to renderers.
Support for both built-in & external drives with varied interfaces - IDE, SATA, USB and others.
Easy management of centralized media playlists using TeamF1’s HomeDJ OSGi application.
Disk management with automatic and manual backup and user based access control.
Rich applications such as a download manager and option to install other OSGi based apps dynamically.
Print server support with advanced features.
Extensive and customizable logging and statistics information.
Support for numerous file transfer protocols such as CIFS, NFS, AFS, FTP, SFTP and HTTP.
Ability to integrate with authentication servers such as Kerberos, Active Directory and RADIUS.
OS Platforms: Linux®, VxWorks® and other OSs.
Hardware platforms: MIPS®, ARM / Xscale®, PowerPC®, x86.
The SecureF1rst Advantage
Besides being offered as a standalone solution, NASS can also be integrated with other members of TeamF1’s SecureF1rst line of turnkey solutions to offer a comprehensive business or home networking and storage experience in devices with other primary functionality such as routers and Wi-Fi APs. With NAS features available in SecureF1rst’s other networking and security solutions, it can offer high-performance and secure storage services in the device, alongside other advanced networking features.