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A secure, internet accessible NAS?
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I'm getting a healthy dose of buyer's remorse from my recent purchase of a QNAP TS-230. I bought it for home use because it seemed easy to setup, I wanted to access some data from outside my home (this was an important feature), it was the right price, and a lot of sites recommended it as a good entry level NAS. However, while researching a particular configuration item, I am finding a LOT of comments and explanations about how atrocious the QNAP security is and that the only true way to protect data on this device is simply to not connect it to the internet at all (which defeats said important use case I had).
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My questions:
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- Is QNAP security, in fact, seriously flawed such that there is no QNAP configurable way to secure it while still making it internet accessible? (Without creating and managing your own IT infrastructure with in your own firewalls, vpns, etc.)<br>
- What other home-NAS solution could anyone recommend I look into to get a truly securable NAS that I would be able to access from outside my home?<br>
- Is there something that I'm not seeing or considering here that would make me *not* pack this thing up and send it back straightaway?<br>
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I appreciated any opinions, pointers, or assistance.
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Best
EM
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I'm also interested in buying QNAP TS-230 and I have the same needs and concerns. At the moment I think that there are two secure ways to use NAS on the Internet:Use VPN + DDNS to connect + use snapshots, issue is that you need to turn on VPN every time you want to use your NAS form your phone or PC if you are not on your home network, that is maybe to complicated for the familyUse your own domain, put it on cloudflare, configure firewall and proxy + use snapshots. For me this is to much configurations and need for using 3rd party services.
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