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BitTorrent Sync introduces support for Network Attached Storage (NAS)

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Posted April 18, 2014

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BitTorrent Sync by BitTorrent, is a peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BSD. The applications lets you sync and share unlimited files and folders across all of your trusted devices. The company yesterday announced support of network-attached storage (NAS) devices to offer BitTorrent-built Sync apps in vendor storefronts.

It eliminates the tedious process of having to open ports on your router, setting up a VPN, choosing security settings and creating user names/passwords. BitTorrent Sync automatically reads and encrypts designated files stored on one device on your network, and then writes them to your other networked devices, computers, or smartphones. You can create a path using a native BitTorrent Sync app to access and transfer your data from the NAS .

BitTorrent has partnered with NetGear to launch a native BitTorrent Sync app, which can be accessed from the ReadyNAS Add Ons page. Any of NetGear’s home and business products running OS6 will support BitTorrent Sync, including the home network series ReadyNAS 102 and ReadyNAS 104; the business desktop series ReadyNAS 312, ReadyNAS 314, ReadyNAS 316, ReadyNAS 516, and ReadyNAS 716X; as well as the SMB and enterprise-class Business Rackmount Storage series  ReadyNAS 2120, ReadyNAS 3220, and ReadyNAS 4220.

 

Erik Pounds, Vice President of Product Management for BitTorrent Sync wrote on the company’s blog ;

With NAS integration, we’re able to retain the same level of device-to-device security, file transfer speeds and cost savings that BitTorrent can deliver, while allowing you to tap into the large capacity of your NAS device. If you’re someone with lots of personal data, a NAS will help protect and serve up that data – and Sync will allow you to access it anytime, anywhere.

We remove the risks and loss-of-control that comes with cloud-based solutions. Because most of all, Sync was built on the idea that your data belongs to you – and not the cloud.

 via BC

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