ASUSTOR NAS’ are about to become even better than they already are with the recent release of ADM 2.7 beta. While its still in the beta form, it’s stable enough for public testing and it brings along some great new features along with bug fixes.
“Creating a user-friendly and easy-to-use operating system for our users is ASUSTOR’s mission,” said Quote Lin, Chief Technology Officer at ASUSTOR. “We are elated to bring four new innovations to our users in the latest version of ADM. The ASUSTOR team continues to be committed to creating safe and simple to use network storage products that provide our users with unparalleled experiences.”
This firmware update strengthens the system security, operation stability, and it enhances the graphics engine performance too. Among the included features is the latest Linux kernel version (4.4.24) along with some new innovative features for ASUSTOR. The new EZ Connect function helps users by automatically configure port forwarding services. Once a user’s Cloud ID has been enabled on an ASUSTOR NAS device, the EZ-Router service will automatically be enabled in order to complete all port forwarding configurations. Furthermore, during the installation of Apps, any associated port configurations can directly be allowed, significantly simplifying the port configuration process. Manual settings and third party DDNS providers are also possible for the advanced users.
The second new feature is the autonomous firmware and application update system. Administrators can now specify a certain time for the NAS to not only check for updates, but also download and apply them automatically. In itself a small addition, but one that can make your life a lot easier.
The third innovation is heterogeneous data sharing via CIFS shared folders. This new feature allows administrators to take client-side (Windows, Mac, Linux, NAS) folders and seamlessly mount them to ADM File Explorer. This makes it easy for administrators to quickly share files with specified users while also being able to maintain access security with configurable individual access permissions to mounted folders.
The last major feature is the newly added PPPoE broadband connection service. With this function, users can directly get the IP distributed by their ISP to execute dial-up connections via their NAS. With regards to users with closed network environments, this helps them to avoid having to make associated router configurations.
The ADM 2.7 beta upgrade is fully available to ASUSTOR’s x86 64-bit series devices which include the 31, 32, 50, 51, 61, 62 and 70 series. The 6, 2, 3, and 10 series devices can also be upgraded to ADM 2.7 beta, however, the Linux kernel version will not be upgraded to version 4.4.24 due to hardware limitations.
You can also check out the ASUSTOR Beta Program mini-site for more information.