As technologies evolve, virtually all modern electronic devices feature Internet connectivity for greater convenience. But we must also be very careful about information security risks that come with them. Recent news coverage frequently includes malware or ransomware attacks taking advantages of system vulnerabilities, which can lead to significant losses to digital assets. With QNAP NAS being a connected device, there are also details users need to take care of to mitigate such risks. To enable easy and intuitive use of NAS, QNAP has introduced the Security Counselor app along with QTS 4.3.5 for total NAS security protection.

Multiple security levels for easily verifying system settings

In Security Counselor, you can choose one of the three default security policies (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced), based on the security requirements of your network environment. The Security Checkup function will use your selected policy when it scans your system. You can also configure your own policy by selecting the Custom security policy. A Security Checkup can be run manually or on a scheduled basis to ensure maximum protection. The schedule can be set in multiple ways (daily, weekday, weekend, or on a specific day of the week) to ensure your work stays uninterrupted. You can click on scan results, and Security Counselor will take you to the relevant system section to change associated settings for securing your NAS.

Security Checkup results.

Integrated with multiple security features for extra peace of mind

In Security Counselor, you can view the status of antivirus and antimalware software for real-time NAS security monitoring. You can also change additional security settings, install security apps, and read QNAP Security Advisories within the app. With all of these security functions integrated into a single app, the Security Counselor not just saves time but also provides greater peace of mind.

Overview in Security Counselor.

Security Counselor: all-in-one NAS security guard for centralized security management

The Security Counselor, rolled out with QTS 4.3.5, consolidates most security features in a single app. This greatly enables a quick and easy control of NAS security. The app also indicates recommended settings for those without specific professional knowledge (such as home users) to enhance NAS security. You can download QTS 4.3.5 for your NAS from the QNAP Download Center. After installing QTS 4.3.5 you can install Security Counselor from the QTS App Center. With powerful features and intuitive operations of the Security Counselor app, you can definitely enjoy a better NAS usage experience.

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By Michael Wang

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    1. Hi Toxic, you can go to the QNAP App Center, select the model you own, and search for Security Counselor to download the installation package. Alternatively, you can directly log in to your NAS, go to the App Center, and search for Security Counselor. Thank you!

  1. Hi Michael, can you tell us which NAS models can run this software please? I have upgraded my TVS663 to 4.3.5 but Security Counselor doesn’t appear in the App Store for me to install.

    1. Hi Errin, the TVS-663 supports the installation of the Security Counselor app. Please follow this link for downloading the installation package for your TVS-663. Thank you!

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