The new Secure NAS series of storage appliances from mobile storage manufacturer Addonics Technologies offers SMBs the combined benefits of RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Direct Attached Storage (DAS), and hardware AES 256-bit encryption in a single enclosure. Addonics calls it, “an ideal solution for storing large volumes of sensitive data, for securely transporting large volumes of data between different locations, or for any application that requires protection against data theft.”
The Secure NAS can be directly attached to any system via high-speed eSATA connection, which enables quick transfer of large data volumes. The same data in the Secure NAS can be shared over a 1 Gigabit network.
The entire RAID volume, including the boot sector and partition table, is encrypted. Data written onto or retrieved from the RAID is encrypted and decrypted on the fly by a high performance FIPS certified AES 256-bit crypto engine. Encryption is activated via the simple insertion of a Cipher key when powering up the Secure NAS. There is no password to remember or the installation of any software.
The Secure NAS R5 model, the first in the Secure NAS family, accommodates up to five 3.5-inch SATA hard drives. All five drives are configured in a single RAID volume for high performance and reliability. By using RAID 5 configuration, a storage volume up to 16 TBs can be created by using five 4TB hard drives. Every Secure NAS enclosure includes 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and a USB port that enables the attachment of up to 15 USB drives to the LAN. The Secure NAS supports data throughput exceeding 85MB/sec over a 1 Gigabit network.
The Secure NAS includes a built-in SMB/Samba server for file sharing over LAN and a built-in FTP server for file access over the internet. Both models are operating system independent.
MSRP of the Secure NAS R5 is $499.