Buffalo enters Security market with new anti-virus NAS devices

New TeraStation 5000V models include unique real-time scanning of data for the ultimate protection of IT servers

London, February 11 2013 - Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wireless, networking and storage solutions, today launches its first enterprise-class storage devices. The new TeraStationâ„¢ 7120r and TeraStation 7120r Enterprise products are the first in a series of market leading , 12-bay 2U rack mountable NAS and iSCSI storage servers packed with business-class features and advanced functionality.

The new TS5000V devices are pre-installed with Trend Micro Antivirus software, and are the only models of their kind on the market to support real-time scanning. This ensures that data is constantly monitored and, in the case of a virus, an alarm is immediately raised and infected files are automatically removed and saved to a protected folder to prevent the virus spreading.

Buffalo’s new anti-virus editions – the 4TB TeraStation 5200 Anti-Virus, 8TB TeraStation 5400 Anti-Virus and 16TB TeraStation 5400 Rackmount Anti-Virus – provide SMBs and enterprises that are planning to strengthen their current security methods with a simple and reliable security system. The anti-virus function is validated on purchase and there is no need for extra configuration after setup, giving users a hassle-free advanced level of security.

The new anti-virus NAS devices contain the Buffalo Surveillance Video Manager, which enables business to manage and protect their video assets while also providing advanced forensics-based video lifecycle management. The feature supports up to 10 RTSP IP-based video surveillance cameras and up to 30 FPS recording, making an ideal solution for SMBs, including retailers, manufacturers and financial firms.

IT managers are also able to protect their businesses against the rising threats associated with the boom in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). The new NAS devices enable businesses to abide by their strict corporate security rules and implement a NAS storage system that meets their security needs and maintains a secure safety environment. Viruses from personal and external devices are prevented and only authenticated users can access the network, protecting corporate data.

“Secure data storage is critical to every SMB and enterprise,” says Paul Hudson, Sales Director for Northern Europe at Buffalo Technology. “Cyber attacks have been on the increase since 2011 with large enterprises and governments being targeted and the BYOD movement is getting more popular day by day. Earlier this month it was revealed that two major power plants in the US had suffered downtime because employees brought external viruses onto the corporate network on corrupted USB sticks. The new TS5000V series prevents this sort of malfunction.

“Server security needs are increasing and Buffalo has responded to the needs and requests of both current users and IT managers who couldn’t previously introduce NAS devices into the workplace due to the lack of an anti-virus function.” More information about Buffalo’s range of NAS devices for SMBs is available in the Buffalo TeraStation whitepaper.