Qnap introduced the QHora-321 and QHora-322, two wired routers for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). After a brief configuration, the routers allow all devices on a local area network to be reached with a secure VPN connection.

The routers expand Qnap’s existing QHora portfolio. All routers in the portfolio run on QuWAN, Qnap’s SD-WAN platform. QuWAN allows users to manage routers, VPN connections and network traffic from the cloud.

QuWAN’s VPN functionality makes it possible to configure secure connections to a router, including all devices connected to the router’s local network. Thus, the routers provide an easy way to securely connect remote employees and systems to on-premises NAS devices, PCs and other systems.

Upon placing a router at the location of the devices and configuring the VPN, the devices become securely accessible to remote workers and systems. The new QHora-321 and QHora-322 are the first wired routers in the portfolio.

QHora-321 and QHora-322

The QHora-321 offers six 2.5GbE ports and up to 700 concurrent VPN connections. The QHora-322 offers three 10GbE ports, six 2.5GBE ports and up to 1,000 concurrent VPN connections. Both models run on 4GB of RAM and a four-core processor. The routers are available immediately.

VPN functionality is one QHora’s many features. Organizations can also opt to configure multiple network segments per router. The feature is useful for IoT networks, as administrators can optimize traffic by assigning each IoT device to a proprietary network segment.

The routers run on QuRouter OS. The operating system includes a web interface for general management tasks. In addition, each router in the portfolio offers a range of security features, including L3 firewall, NAT and port forwarding.

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