QNAP to release Lion-friendly NAS firmware
QNAP announces its latest NAS server firmware, version 3.5, available mid-August, which brings full support for support Mac OS X Lion.
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This makes QNAP the second NAS maker to announce its continued support for Mac OS X. Last month, Synology also announced the downloadablesoftware, a similar update.
QNAP says, in addition to the support for Lion, the new version will also boast loads of new features, such as a new antivirus protocol that detects and quarantines malware in the data stored on the server, and LDAP, aka support for sending alerts via Windows Live instant messenger.
The company says that the new firmware version will be available for free and will be compatible with all of QNAP's current NAS servers. Aside from the common support for Mac OS X Lion, some of the new features will be available only to its select servers, however.