Thecus NAS Adds Extra Security With VPN Server Support
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
VPN services are becoming very attractive with needs for networking capabilities expanding. You might be working away from the office but still need a secure connection and VPN’s solve just that. Likewise, users away from home can safely connect to the local home network while they’re on the road.
Thecus has just announced support for VPN servers on all Thecus NAS running ThecusOS 5. You can now easily turn your Thecus NAS into a WPN server where users with authorization to the NAS will have secure remote access to resources shared within your local area network where the NAS is located.
The Thecus NAS devices utilize the L2TP VPN protocol which is an extension of the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). L2TP combines the features of PPTP and L2f to generate a hybrid protocol and take advantages of the best of both worlds. This allows for advanced encryption and certification and can provide a secure connection for Thecus owners.
If you’re already running a VPN server on another machine, then you don’t need to worry or switch. You can also turn your Thecus NAS into a VPN client and join any existing Virtual Private Network server via PPTP.
The VPN Server support is now available on all Thecus NAS running ThecusOS 5. VPN Server and VPN Client User Manual can be found on Thecus website.