ASUSTOR Upgrades Security Features and Portal App
Bohs Hansen / 4 years ago
Whenever a new security vulnerability is found, NAS manufacturers are quick to respond and release patched versions, allowing users to avoid the worst thing for them: Lost data or unwanted intruders. Recently there have been such issues with both SAMBA and OpenSSL and ASUSTOR responded quickly to these with a new ADM update that fixes both of these things. But they didn’t just stop there, they also increased the security for their users by adding a new 2-step authentication function with this core update.
With the 2-step authentication enabled, users will also need to enter a temporary code on top of their username and password in order to log into ADM. ADM 2.6.3 supports two push notification services in Pushbullet and Pushover. Both are available on multiple devices and across different platforms as well as major Web browsers. These two services allow system event notifications to be instantly pushed onto phones, mobile devices or PCs.
“Network security issues have always been present and are impossible to ignore. The chances of having an account password stolen is much greater that many people expect,” said Vincent Tseng, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “ASUSTOR understands the importance of our users’ data. With regards to data security, we have specifically provided a significant upgrade that offers better protection of our users’ digital assets than ever before.”
It should be noted that this update was released at the end of July, but a lot of users haven’t been aware of this yet. I highly recommend that you update your system to this latest version, even if you don’t want to use the 2-step authentication system.
While the above is a bit older, this here is new as it only happened yesterday. ASUSTOR released the Portal 2.0 app that increases the functionality and options available. The new Portal 2.0 app is now available for all ASUSTOR NAS models with an HDMI port: The 31, 32, 50, 51, 61, 62, and 7 series.
ASUSTOR Portal 2.0 provides users with an entertainment experience similar to digital TV set-top boxes and features the new automatic grouping function that organizes the user’s installed Apps into groupings such as All, Video, and Social which allows users to find the apps they’re looking for faster and with ease. The new version allows 12 icons on the screen at once and fully supports 2K/4K resolutions as well, allowing you to enjoy the full experience of all your content directly on your NAS without the need for other computing devices. Use Kodi multimedia player, Surveillance Center, VirtualBox, Spotify, BBC News, Chess, LibreOffice, FireFox, popular streaming multimedia sites and social media sites directly on your NAS.